Coclanis, Peter A. (2010). The Hidden Dimension: “European” Treaties in Global Perspective, 1500–1800. Historically Speaking, 11(1)
The tiny Indonesian island of Run, one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda grouping in the Banda Sea, 2,000 kilometers east of Java, is seldom in the news these days. Four centuries ago, however, it was all the rage, at least among European merchants and consumers. For Run, the world’s leading source of nutmeg, was the most lucrative, and thus sought after—and fought over—of the so called Spice Islands, i.e., the Moluccas, located between Sulawesi (Celebes) and today’s Papua New Guinea.
Coclanis, Peter A.