Victor Enthoven is Associate Professor at the Netherlands Defence Academy and senior researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam. His research interest include maritime, naval and military history and European expansion history, both west and east. His major publications include, co-edited with Johannes Postma, Riches from Atlantic Commerce: Dutch Transatlantic Trade and Shipping, 1585-1817 (Brill, 2003).
Steve Murdoch is Professor in History at the University of St Andrews. His research interests include migration from the British Isles in the seventeenth century and the history of maritime warfare. His major publications include Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, 2006) and The Terror of the Seas: Scottish Maritime Warfare, 1513-1713 (Brill, 2010).
Eila Williamson, Ph.D. (1998) in Scottish History, University of Glasgow, is currently a freelance researcher. She is Editor of The Innes Review, the journal of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association and co-editor of Saints' Cults in the Celtic World (Boydell, 2009).
All those interested in Travel History, Navigation, the History of Europeans in Asia, South and South East Asian History, Dutch VOC History and the History of Scotland.
"Once again the publishing house of Brill has produced a splendid book [...]."
- Jaap R. Bruijn (Leiden University, The Netherlands), International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Dec. 2011, pp. 378 - 379
Table of contents
General Editor’s Preface
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Notes on Measures, Currencies, and Mileage
PART ONE: HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
1. A Many-headed Hydra: An Introduction to the Dutch East India Company
2. Introduction to the Log-book of Captain John Anderson
3. The Log as a Reflection of the Practice of Navigation
4. War in the Log of John Anderson
5. Scots and the East Indies: A Background to the Voyage of John Anderson
PART TWO: THE LOG-BOOK OF CAPTAIN JOHN ANDERSON
The Log-book of Captain John Anderson
Appendice A. Foreigners in the VOC, 1602-1660
Appendice B. Scots in East India Service, 1600-1660
Appendice C. Two letters of Drummer-Major James Spens, VOC Soldier, 1631-1632