Vibeke Roeper

Vibeke Roeper is a literary scholar, specialising in older Dutch travel literature. She has published various studies and source books and translated several older travelogues into modern Dutch.

In the Company’s Service

In the Company’s Service

Life in the Dutch East India Company in a hundred personal testimonies (1602-1799)

(Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2002, 304 pages)

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the Dutch United East India Company (VOC) was the largest commercial enterprise in Europe - a private organisation of unprecedented size, the world’s first multinational. Its trade network extended from the Cape of Good Hope, Persia and Arabia in the west along the coasts of India, the Indonesian archipelago to the Moluccas, Japan and China in the east.

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