Title Macht en Onmacht in de Banda Eilanden/Power and Subjection in the Banda Islands Degree of recognition International Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 23 minutes Country/Territory Netherlands Date 8/05/21 Description Dr. Martine van Ittersum discusses the treaties concluded by the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) with the inhabitants of the Banda Islands in the first two decades of the seventeenth century. She shows how these treaties became instruments of repression, facilitating VOC control of the production of nutmeg and mace in the Banda Islands and of the spice trade more generally.
Dr. Van Ittersum's contribution is in Dutch. The podcast forms part of an online exhibition commemorating the Bandanese massacre of spring 1621, one of the darkest chapters of Dutch colonial history. The online exhibition was organized by the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in The Netherlands in spring 2021.
Producer/Author Martine van Ittersum, Tristan Mostert, Cees Bakker and Menno van Wees URL https://pala.wfm.nl/connecties/ Persons Martine Van Ittersum
- Banda Islands
- Ideological justifications of empire
- Dutch imperialism and colonialism
- Empire by treaty
- Dutch East India Company