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Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 #2020

Secret Trades Porous Borders Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier Over the course of the half century from to the British and Dutch delineated colonial spheres in the process creating new frontiers This book analyzes the development of these frontiers in

  • Title: Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915
  • Author: Eric Tagliacozzo
  • ISBN: 9780300089684
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 By Eric Tagliacozzo, Over the course of the half century from 1865 to 1915, the British and Dutch delineated colonial spheres, in the process creating new frontiers This book analyzes the development of these frontiers in Insular Southeast Asia as well as the accompanying smuggling activities of the opium traders, currency runners, and human traffickers who pierced such newly drawn borders wiOver the course of the half century from 1865 to 1915, the British and Dutch delineated colonial spheres, in the process creating new frontiers This book analyzes the development of these frontiers in Insular Southeast Asia as well as the accompanying smuggling activities of the opium traders, currency runners, and human traffickers who pierced such newly drawn borders with growing success.The book presents a history of the evolution of this 3000 km frontier, and then inquires into the smuggling of contraband who smuggled and why, what routes were favored, and how effectively the British and Dutch were able to enforce their economic, moral, and political will Examining the history of states and smugglers playing off one another within a hidden but powerful economy of forbidden cargoes, the book also offers new insights into the modern political economies of Southeast Asia.

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    1. How do you write the history of illegal things In Secret Trades, Porous Borders , Eric Tagliacozzo offers an ambitious history of smuggling, by studying the distinct intensification of this activity from the 1860s to 1915, along the Dutch British border in Southeast Asia He argues that the meteoric growth of smuggling in this period was inextricably tied to the increasing abilities of Dutch and British authorities to construct and enforce borders.The book is divided into 2 parts Firstly, Tagliac [...]

    2. Eric Tagliacozzo applies Fernand Braudel s sense of geography as history to the maritime border between the Dutch and English colonial aspirations in Southeast Asia one of those lines drawn in the capitals of Europe, like the Afghan Pakistan border, or the states of the Middle East, which in part explains why they are perpetually boiling over In rough terms, the Dutch ambitions created what became Indonesia, perhaps the most linguistically and culturally diverse part of the world, and the Britis [...]

    3. Less useful than I would have hoped Solid as a history of smuggling in the region, but does not add much theoretically Tagliacozzo takes some Braudellian and Scottian ideas and applies them to smuggling in the zones between English and Dutch control in maritime SE Asia While his treatment of the differing types of illegality some goods are by definition illegal, others are made illegal by how or where they are moved was somewhat thoughtful, his conclusions are ultimately unsurprising.Smugglers o [...]

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