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The Dutch East India Company * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of th The Dutch East India Company * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of their empire at sea, the Dutch East India Company amassed unfathomable fortunes, laid the foundation of the modern globalized world, and built monopolies that controlled the economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe and the East Indies. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Superstructure of the VOC ✓ The Growth of VOC’s Colonies and Trade Routes ✓ The Golden Age ✓ Reorientation and the Expansion Age ✓ The Great Wars and Conquests of the VOC ✓ Decline and Fall And much more! The rich history of the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie commonly referred to as the VOC, and its titanic exploits are as astonishing as the twelve labors of Hercules. Uncover the organization that in no small part built the world we live in from the ground up.


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The Dutch East India Company * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of th The Dutch East India Company * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of their empire at sea, the Dutch East India Company amassed unfathomable fortunes, laid the foundation of the modern globalized world, and built monopolies that controlled the economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe and the East Indies. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Superstructure of the VOC ✓ The Growth of VOC’s Colonies and Trade Routes ✓ The Golden Age ✓ Reorientation and the Expansion Age ✓ The Great Wars and Conquests of the VOC ✓ Decline and Fall And much more! The rich history of the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie commonly referred to as the VOC, and its titanic exploits are as astonishing as the twelve labors of Hercules. Uncover the organization that in no small part built the world we live in from the ground up.

30 review for The Dutch East India Company: A History From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    A concise and fascinating history of the evolution and decay of Dutch East India Company narrated in a style similar to that of Charles River Editors. Worth a read to understand certain little known aspects of a Company that existed around the same time as East India Company.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie (Bookfever)

    I very randomly decided to read this book because I needed something short to read on the train while commuting and I'm glad I did so. I can't say it's my favorite Hourly History book because this isn't the kind of history that interests me the most or that I know a lot of but I did think it was a decent read and some aspects were very fascinating to read about. Before reading this book I knew absolutely nothing about The Dutch East India Company. I've always liked the age of exploration but I've I very randomly decided to read this book because I needed something short to read on the train while commuting and I'm glad I did so. I can't say it's my favorite Hourly History book because this isn't the kind of history that interests me the most or that I know a lot of but I did think it was a decent read and some aspects were very fascinating to read about. Before reading this book I knew absolutely nothing about The Dutch East India Company. I've always liked the age of exploration but I've always been told about countries like England, Spain and Portugal and not about Holland at all, which is really odd considering I live in Belgium. You'd think I'd have heard more about all that. I was very surprised to learn that when The Dutch East India Company was at it's high point in its time it was more successful than companies like Apple in this time and day. If that doesn't blow your mind, I don't know what will. So the little facts like that were interesting to learn and read about. The chapter of The Golden Age was my probably my favorite. Overall, The Dutch East India Company: A History From Beginning to End by Hourly History was a short read that I easily read in 30-ish minutes. I think people who are particularly interested in this topic will enjoy it a bit more but I still thought it was a fascinating topic and good read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Minsoo

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I read this book because it was related to my I&S work and it was telling how dutch empire manage to gained independence, trade route through out the Asia (especially the Indonesia) and how they got rich from new trade route Portugal discovered, and it showed the end of the colonization

  4. 4 out of 5

    J

    Very helpful as a quick study on various historical topics. My one complaint here is that the relationship between Spain and Portugal (and thus with the Dutch) is not as clearly explained as other subtopics. Still, a worthwhile resource!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    Throughout the history of the tiny European country of The Netherlands, a struggle against water has been central to their establishment, development, and success. Being low-lying and at the end of numerous European, Holland in inundated with rivers and their tributaries. The Dutch became master dike builders, not only protecting them from the inland waterways but also in reclaiming new lands from the sea. It is only logical that these industrious people would feel comfortable in and on water. T Throughout the history of the tiny European country of The Netherlands, a struggle against water has been central to their establishment, development, and success. Being low-lying and at the end of numerous European, Holland in inundated with rivers and their tributaries. The Dutch became master dike builders, not only protecting them from the inland waterways but also in reclaiming new lands from the sea. It is only logical that these industrious people would feel comfortable in and on water. Their low-draft ships were ideal for travel and exploration close to shore. After the discovery of the New World in 1492, the floodgates opened for European exploration and colonization. Spain, France, England, and Portugal sent ships out and establishing new trade routes, returning with vast quantities of foreign spices, riches, and products. Holland was a late-comer to this party of tradesmen and as the fifth spoke in the wheel, or thumb of a hand, made it possible to form a fist strong enough to establish a foothold and play with the big boys. The Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie aka V.O.C.) was established in 1602, giving the ability and rights to member traders to establish, defend, maintain, and exploit colonies in Indonesia and surrounding islands. That their main competition was Portuguese, an ally to Holland’s archenemy Spain was just icing on what would be a very lucrative cake. In order to understand the future, you must understand the past. It is true that history repeats itself and evidences of this surround us everywhere, every day. The history of the V.O.C. is very interesting to explore. It proved that even a small land, with big ambitions and a tenacious drive, could compete with the largest of the world’s powers. It also shows that there is another, very ugly side of this coin. The laws of nature and men are unforgiving. What goes up must come down and the bigger they are the harder they fall. At the end of the 18th Century, the V.O.C. was just a shadow of what it once was. After Napoleon’s final defeat, it was no more than a memory. This short history answers questions and raises even more. This is the perfect formula to inspire further study.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    This is a company name I've heard about since elementary school.  However, no one really explained who they were or their importance.  This book explains the beginning underpinnings, their 200-year reign over trade and their eventual decline.  While England, Spain, Portugal, and France were dividing up the New World, the ingenious Dutch decided to take over the seas (trading).   This is a well-written explanation of how Dutch trade created massive wealth in Europe (generally) and the Dutch nation This is a company name I've heard about since elementary school.  However, no one really explained who they were or their importance.  This book explains the beginning underpinnings, their 200-year reign over trade and their eventual decline.  While England, Spain, Portugal, and France were dividing up the New World, the ingenious Dutch decided to take over the seas (trading).   This is a well-written explanation of how Dutch trade created massive wealth in Europe (generally) and the Dutch nation (specifically). It also explains how trade creates wealth the more it is done, for each of the trading partners.  

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ed Barton

    Greater Than All The Rest At its peak, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was more profitable and wealthy than Apple and Amazon combined. This trading behemoth eventually collapsed under its own weight, but dominated commerce for more than a century. A good, interesting read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michele Amitrani

    Short but interesting history of the VOC, from inception till dawn. Can be read in less than an hour. Useful for general knowledge.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jacek Migdal

    Too short and mostly factual. Even for a short format it could have been more insightful and fun to read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janette

    Loved learning about this! On my kindle

  11. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Tedious.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Renee Svendsen

    This was new history turf for me and it was so fascinating that I am now reading a couple of books that are much more in depth about the political and economic circumstances that brought about The Dutch East India Company and allowed it to flourish as well as eventually die. The economic basics have changed little and amazing to see how long 'crowd mania' and greed have been around. We are not quick learners! This was new history turf for me and it was so fascinating that I am now reading a couple of books that are much more in depth about the political and economic circumstances that brought about The Dutch East India Company and allowed it to flourish as well as eventually die. The economic basics have changed little and amazing to see how long 'crowd mania' and greed have been around. We are not quick learners!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    Short (44 pages) and succinct, will not be enough on itself but nice for a quick overview. Provides details on the background and the influence of the VOC (even Rembrandt is mentioned), among other facts.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bob

  15. 4 out of 5

    Siva Pusarla

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sandeep Palakkal

  17. 4 out of 5

    Linda Baker

  18. 5 out of 5

    Barbara L Lawrence

  19. 4 out of 5

    Phoenix Knight ( High Flyer )

  20. 5 out of 5

    Electric Dust

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dave Thomas

  22. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro Alvarez

  23. 5 out of 5

    K M Morey

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jerome Verwater

  25. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ann

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ed Stroup

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anne

  29. 4 out of 5

    Yazir Paredes

  30. 4 out of 5

    Trinia Dickey

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