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Military Intelligence and Early Modern Warfare: The Dutch East India Company and China 1622–1624
The VOC’s military campaign to gain access to the Chinese market reveals a great deal of reliance on (military) intelligence as a means to reach decisions on the type of military action that was toExpand
It is nearly impossible to overstate the importance of the role played by Plum in the Golden Vase (Jin Ping Mei 金瓶梅) in the development of late imperial Chinese literature. The novel caused aExpand
Technology, Tactics and Military Transfer in the Nineteenth Century
In European historiography, there is a school of thought which attributes an important role to the military in the process of state formation. Starting in the early modern period, the introduction ofExpand
Peeking at the enemy. Eighteenth century ‘spy’ plan reveals VOC military intelligence
Housing the largest Dutch East India Company (VOC) and Dutch West India Company (WIC) archive, the National Archives of the Netherlands also preserves many hand drawn maps, plans and topographicalExpand