Talking about the Spice Islands – with Janet de Neefe and Ian Burnet

For those who missed the talk on Instagram Live last week, then here is a link to the conversation between Janet de Neefe and Ian Burnet about Spices, the Spice Islands and Indonesia’s extraordinary maritime history.

About ianburnet

Author of the book, Spice Islands. Which tells the History, Romance and Adventure of the spice trade from the Moluccas in Eastern Indonesia over a period of 2000 years. Author of the book, East Indies.Which tells the history of the struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for supremacy in the Eastern Seas. Author of the book 'Archipelago - A Journey Across Indonesia'.
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4 Responses to Talking about the Spice Islands – with Janet de Neefe and Ian Burnet

  1. Denis O'Hara says:

    Such a rich, complex and rollicking history so close to home. Thanks for sharing.

  2. ianburnet says:

    Thanks Denis. It is amazing that this piece of history was happening right on our doorstep – and most people don’t know about it.

  3. Richard Pearse says:

    A great sweep of maritime, mercantile and national histories, so compellingly told about in conversation. Thank you Ian and Janet. Wish I could go again to visit the Spice Islands.
    I’m off to buy some more nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon.

    Richard Pearse.

  4. ianburnet says:

    Just crush a clove between your thumb and forefinger, close your eyes, inhale the aromatic scent and you can transport yourself to the Spice Islands.

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