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to use the Dutch presence to institute far-reaching ideas in his society. It grew to become obvious that, whereas the Company's preliminary contain­ ment with South Sulawesi had required a few army motion, its sub­ sequent actions have been usually constrained to that of arbiter in neighborhood disputes. Y et its approval was once an important aspect with out which no neighborhood prince might workout authority expectantly. The attractiveness of the corporate helped to maintain its place and that of a person lucky or smart sufficient to turn into associated with it. Arung Palakka's repeated references all through his lifestyles to this hyperlink served a twin function: it reaffirmed his carrying on with devotion and loyalty to the corporate, whereas reminding the folks of South Sulawesi of the weapon which he may well wield if neces­ sary to take care of energy. Bearing the Company's belief with no consideration, Arung Palakka was once capable of introduce alterations with little genuine competition from inside South Sulawesi. the corporate has frequently been blamed for radical concepts in Malay-Indonesian societies, yet as this learn indicates, in South Sulawesi not less than the initiative truly carne from an area ruler. purely study in different parts encouraged by means of the Company's presence will exhibit even if the South Sulawesi adventure used to be detailed. A secondary yet still very important reason behind this learn used to be to check the roots of the massive scale emigrations from South Sulawesi within the moment 1/2 the seventeenth century.

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As in an earlier agreement between Luwu and Wajo, the parties involved made the traditional symbolic gesture of creating equality by the redistribution of land from the larger to the smaller ally. In this way each party could willingly subscribe without loss of face to an agreement among "brothers", that is one based on equality. Nevertheless, the relative strengths of the three kingdoms could not be ignored, and a satisfactory formula was evolved in which Bone was tobe considered the elder, Wajo the middle and Soppeng the younger brother.

After the conquest of Suppa, Sawitto, and the port of Bacukiki, which were once part of or subject to Siang, people from these areas were brought to Goa. Why only these people are mentioned specifically as having been brought back to Goa of ali the subjugated are as may be explained by the importance of Bacukiki as the port city in the 15th and 16th centuries serving the rich agricultura! hinterland of Suppa and Sidenreng. The Portuguese missionaries who arrived in the early 16th century were sufficiently aware of the importance of the ruler of Suppa to seek his conversion to Christianity.

The first major test of Goa's assumption of its new ro le arose in Bone. d. (b ): 18). He issued an edict forbidding anyone in his kingdom to keep or use slaves who were not born into slavery. Ali non-hereditary slaves were ordered freed or given wages for their labour. There was great opposition from the nob les led by La Ma'daremmeng's own mother, Datu Pattiro We Tenrisolo- 40 The Heritage of Arung Palakka reng. She openly rejected her son's brand of Islam as being too strict and difficult and expressed a preference for the kind of Islam favoured by the royal families of Gaa and Tallo (Speelman 1670:728r).

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