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By Leonard Y. Andaya

To take advantage of the Dutch presence to institute far-reaching strategies in his society. It grew to become obvious that, whereas the Company's preliminary contain­ ment with South Sulawesi had required a few army motion, its sub­ sequent actions have been frequently constrained to that of arbiter in neighborhood disputes. Y et its approval used to be a necessary point with out which no neighborhood prince may workout authority hopefully. The attractiveness of the corporate helped to maintain its place and that of a person lucky or smart sufficient to turn into associated with it. Arung Palakka's repeated references all through his existence to this hyperlink served a twin function: it reaffirmed his carrying on with devotion and loyalty to the corporate, whereas reminding the folk of South Sulawesi of the weapon which he may wield if neces­ sary to take care of energy. Bearing the Company's belief with no consideration, Arung Palakka used to be in a position to introduce alterations with little actual competition from inside of South Sulawesi. the corporate has usually been blamed for radical strategies in Malay-Indonesian societies, yet as this research exhibits, in South Sulawesi at the least the initiative essentially carne from an area ruler. merely learn in different parts motivated through the Company's presence will display even if the South Sulawesi adventure used to be particular. A secondary yet still vital reason behind this learn was once to envision the roots of the big scale emigrations from South Sulawesi within the moment half the seventeenth century.

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