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'White and dark stranger kings.: Kupang in the early colonial era'
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4758-191X
2006 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

This workshop paper discusses the symbiotic relation between the Dutch colonial overlords and their five Timorese loyal allies in the Kupang area in the 17th and 18th centuries. This is studied with an eye on the theoretical framework forwarded by Marshall Sahlins and others, about the 'stranger kings' syndrome. A great many traditional polities in Southeast Asia, Oceania etc. make a distinction between an indigenous 'insider' elite, and an 'outsider' ruler or dynastic complex, which comes from abroad and gains acceptance as the legitimate ruler by holding the system in place. In line with this, the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC)was acknowledged as the 'usi' (prince) by its Timorese allies, due to its functional role in mediating in local conflicts and keeping the pro-Portuguese enemy princedom at arms length.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. p. 22 pp.-
Keywords [en]
Timor, Kupang, stranger kings, colonialism, VOC, Dutch, Atoni
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History
Research subject
Humanities, History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-2679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-2679DiVA, id: diva2:202634
Note
Paper, presented at 'Stranger kings in Southeast Asia and elsewhere', workshop arranged by KITLV in conjunction with LIPI, Jakarta, 5-7 June 2006.Available from: 2006-12-05 Created: 2006-12-05 Last updated: 2017-02-17Bibliographically approved

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