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The Resource Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history, Giles Milton

Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history, Giles Milton

Label
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history
Title
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
Title variation
  • Nathaniel's Nutmeg
  • True and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago--remote, tranquil, and, these days, largely ignored. Yet 370 years ago, Run's harvest of nutmeg (yielding a 3,200% profit by the time it arrived in England) made it the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a battle between the Dutch East India Company and the British Crown. The outcome was that Britain ceded Run to Holland but in return was given Manhattan--leading to the birth of New York and to the beginning of the British Empire. This deal was due to the persistence of one man: Nathaniel Courthope and his small band of adventurers were sent to Run in October 1616, and held off the Dutch navy for four years. This book centers on the showdown between Courthope and the Dutch Governor General, and the brutal fate of mariners racing to Run to reap the huge profits of the spice trade.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milton, Giles
Dewey number
338.1/7383
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9211.N883
LC item number
I55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9211.N883
NAL item number
I55 1999
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courthope, Nathaniel
  • Coen, Jan Pieterszoon
  • Coen, Jan Pieterszoon
  • Courthope, Nathaniel
  • Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
  • Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
  • Nutmeg industry
  • Spice trade
  • Nutmeg industry
  • Spice trade
  • Indonesia
  • Maluku (Indonesia)
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
Label
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history, Giles Milton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conflict between Gentlemen
  • Raising the Blood-Flag
  • Trial by Fire and Water
  • Striking a Deal
  • Arctic Whirlwinds
  • Wonderfully Unwholesome Climes
  • Music and Dancing Damsels
  • In the Paws of the Lion
  • 'Admiral, We Are Betrayed!'
  • A Rebel at Sea
  • The Cannibals' Country
  • The Banner of Saint George
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780374219369
Lccn
98041955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 3034445
  • (OCoLC)39905089
  • (OCoLC)ocm39905089
  • 417960
  • 3034445
Label
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history, Giles Milton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conflict between Gentlemen
  • Raising the Blood-Flag
  • Trial by Fire and Water
  • Striking a Deal
  • Arctic Whirlwinds
  • Wonderfully Unwholesome Climes
  • Music and Dancing Damsels
  • In the Paws of the Lion
  • 'Admiral, We Are Betrayed!'
  • A Rebel at Sea
  • The Cannibals' Country
  • The Banner of Saint George
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780374219369
Lccn
98041955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 3034445
  • (OCoLC)39905089
  • (OCoLC)ocm39905089
  • 417960
  • 3034445

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