Islamic Martyrdom and the Great Lord of the VOC, 1705–1988

  title={Islamic Martyrdom and the Great Lord of the VOC, 1705–1988},
  author={T. Gibson},
  • T. Gibson
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • In the lands that were transferred to the VOC by the Treaty of Bungaya in 1667, the legitimacy of the local rulers collapsed almost completely. They were forced to pay tribute and homage to the VOC governor in Ujung Pandang, who had final say over who would succeed them in office. This was a role once played by the sultan of Gowa. But unlike the sultan, the governor could never acquire the traditional authority that came from intermarriage with local royal houses, nor the charismatic authority… CONTINUE READING