Welcome to VOC Warfare!

This is a web resource on early modern colonial warfare, notably the wars waged by the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) from 1655-1663.

The website was inspired by, and is built around, my thesis on the subject, during the writing of which I discovered the possibilities of the Internet in making certain historical problems accessible and easily understandable to both historians and other people. It mainly adds to the original 'paper' thesis by making use of web applications like Google Maps and various online historical databases. For more on what this project is, please refer to the introduction of the online version of this thesis.

Jump on through to the thesis "Chain of Command", or have a look at the interactive map.

Any commentary, questions, ideas and such are welcome on the contact page.

For any questions regarding copyright, quoting from this site, using images on it etcetera, please go to the ‘about’-section.