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Fragile archipelago

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The Achenese administration's ignorance of the region had led them to commit serious errors.

 
(C. Snouck Hurgronje, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Leyden)
 

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A Cast of an Epoch

Graves of Sultans

 

 

 

 

 

Muhammad Nazar in a jail; it's of a broken low.

 

   
      

 

 
"Pole, a Buddhist state that flourished about AD 500 in northern Sumatra, was visited by Arab, Indian, and Chinese merchants and pilgrims. In the 13th century, Acheh became the first Muslim stronghold in the Indonesian archipelago and was later visited by English explorers (in 1591) and by the Dutch.
Its power reached its height in the time of Sultan Iskandar Muda (1607-36). In that period there were frequent wars with the Portuguese at Malacca, and the Portuguese fleet was defeated at Bintan in 1614. The Dutch (1599) and the English (1602) tried unsuccessfully to establish trading settlements in Acheh. After a short-lived alliance (1641) with the Dutch, the sultanate of Acheh declined in influence.". (Britannica Encyclopedia)
     
 
 

 

 

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