An overview of the europeans of the early 16th century

They have been eager to advance Shi'ism by military means. They seize Tabriz in western Iran and make it their capital. They believe in the glory of their king shah and in the old tradition of passing rule and religious righteousness from father to son.

An overview of the europeans of the early 16th century

Contemporary history 20th and 21st century Relocation and assimilation Pre-colonial history 16th, 17th and 18th century Portuguese and Spanish roots 16th century The earliest significant presence of Europeans in South East Asia was made out of Portuguese and Spanish traders.

An overview of the europeans of the early 16th century

Portuguese explorers discovered two trade routes to Asia, sailing around the south of Africa, as well as sailing around the south of America creating a commercial monopoly. In the early 16th century the Portuguese established important trade posts in South East Asia, which was a diverse collection of many rival kingdoms, sultanates and tribes spread over a huge territory of peninsulas and islands.

One of the main Portuguese strongholds was located in the so called Spice Islands i. Similarly the Spanish established a dominant presence further north in the Philippines. These historical developments helped build a foundation for large Eurasian communities in this region.

Old Eurasian families in the Philippines mainly descend from the Spanish.

An overview of the europeans of the early 16th century

While the oldest Indo families descend from Portuguese traders and explorers, some family names of old Indo families include Simao, De Fretes, Perera, Henriques, etc Dutch and English roots 17th and 18th century With the decline of the Portuguese and Spanish global empires after the beginning of the 17th century, the Dutch and English maritime merchants started establishing an equally comprehensive global network of trading posts.

The VOC established a dominant European presence on for example the island of Java, as well as on numerous islands north and east of Java. Their English counterparts did the same west of Java in Singapore and Malaya. Originally, most Dutch VOC employees were traders, accountants, sailors and adventurers and may have thought of themselves as temporary sojourners.

British and other Europeans also settled there, usually as traders or professionals. Most of the settlers in the 18th and early 19th centuries were men, without wives. Considerable mixing occurred with the local inhabitants.

The VOC and later the colonial government to a certain extent encouraged this, partly to maintain their control over the region. The existing Indo or Mestizo population of Portuguese descent was therefore welcome to integrate. A relatively large Indo-European society started to develop in the East Indies.

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Although most of its members became Dutch citizens, in offset their culture was strongly Eurasian in nature, with equal focus on both the native Asian and foreign European heritage. This would change coming the formal colonization by the Dutch in the 19th century.

Dutch East Indies After the bankruptcy of the privately owned VOC at the end of the 18th century the Dutch state took over its debts, as well as its possessions. The small country of the Netherlands commenced with replacing the strong VOC presence in the East Indies and established colonial dominance from the island of Sumatra bordering the Malaysian peninsular in the west, the island of Celebes now called Sulawesi bordering the Philippines in the north, to Netherlands New Guinea now called West Papua bordering the continent of Australia in the South-East.

In around years this evolved into the colony called the Dutch East Indies Dutch: The creation of this governmental and administrative entity became the foundation of the independent state of Indonesia in the middle of the 20th century.

In this period a large Indo community developed that was recognized by Dutch law as European. Indo influence on the nature of colonial society only waned after the end of the World War I and the opening of the Suez Canalwhen there was a substantial influx of white Dutch families.

Dahler joined the indigenous independence movement. Unlike many South American colonies which obtained independence after the independence wars led by Simon Bolivar in the 19th century, the Indonesian archipelago became independent only after World War II.

The Dutch colonial army Dutch: The Japanese occupying powers soon started to eradicate anything reminiscent of European government.The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Ninth Edition.

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Beyond the court, London was the largest and fastest-growing city in Europe, and literacy increased throughout the century, in part due to the influence of Protestantism as well .

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The 15th and 16th centuries saw a revolution in European history. Their world changed in every facet, from politics to economics to religion to the very fabric of society. Early European Imperial Colonization of the New World by Brendan Smyth.

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