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The inside view on Makassar's 16th to 17th century history: Changing marital alliances and persistent settlement patterns

Bulbeck, F David


The alliance of the Makasar-speaking kingdoms of Gowa and Talloq elevated Makassar to the status of an empire before its conquest in 1667 by the Dutch in alliance with the Bugis, Makassar’s local enemies. In my previous research I recognised three main phases in Makassar’s history: a growth phase (circa 1500–1593) when Gowa expanded territorially, cemented by the marriage of local princesses into the royal Gowa line; a consolidation phase (1593–1667) characterised by reciprocal marital exchange...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
DOI: 10.21315/ijaps2016.12.s1.7
Access Rights: Open Access


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