By Stefan Halikowski Smith

This e-book presents an unique learn of the colossal Portuguese neighborhood in Ayutthaya, the executive river-state in Siam, in the course of a interval of obvious decline (1640-1720). Portuguese populations have been displaced from their leader settlements like Melaka and Makassar, and drawn to the river-states of mainland South-East Asia via a protecting version of kingship, hopes of overseas exchange and the chance to reap souls. various assets may be used to make clear the fortunes and makeup of this displaced, mixed-race 'tribe', which was once mostly self sufficient of the matrices of Portuguese colonial strength, and fared poorly along different overseas groups during this remarkably open, dynamic atmosphere. situations replaced for the higher after the nationwide Revolution of 1688, while Portuguese began to fill a number of the jobs at courtroom and in trade formerly occupied by means of Frenchmen and northerly Europeans.

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Manuel Godinho, Relação do Novo Caminho que fez por terra, e mar vindo da India para Portugal no anno de 1663, Lisbon: Henrique Valente de Oliveira, 1665, repr. Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1974, 23. 42 ‘Instructions of the Viceroy Melo de Castro. ’, Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa— Fundo Geral, cod. 465, fls. 161–2. 43 For details on the transfer and the conditions attached, see William Foster, The English Factories in India, 1665–1667: a calendar of documents in the India Office, British Museum and Public Record Office, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1906–1927, 38–41.

On another occasion, they were forced to flee at night from the people of (sanguinensium manus effugimus), once they had declared certain piratic intent. Once in Cebu, the Portuguese refugees from Ambon met up with others from Ternate, whose fortress had also been seized by the Dutch and whom were given vessels to leave the island. This group had travelled via Siau, where they had stopped for two weeks, reaching Oton and sailing the last leg under the guidance of Brother Manfrida, who took over from Fr.

Ultimately, however, Cron was cleared and restored to good name a few years earlier than the Coutres, sometime after 1627, following a move from Lisbon to Madrid, where his services as trade advisor may have been capitalised upon by the Count-Duke of Olivares. 1610, VOC 1055: 83–5; Sanjay Subrahmanyam, ‘An Augsburger in Ásia Portuguesa: Further Light on the Commercial World of Ferdinand Cron, 1587–1624, in R. Ptak & D. , Emporia, Commodities and Entrepreneurs in Asian Maritime Trade, c. 1400–1750, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1991, 416.

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