Sources for the Portuguese in Colonial Ceylon

Annotated bibliography for the Portuguese in Colonial Ceylon

Dutch Portuguese Colonial History – Marco Ramerini

Lots of good stuff.

Jones, R. (2003). The Leopard’s Eating Place: The Battle of Kotikapola, 12 April 1655. Arquebusier: The Journal of the Pike and Shot Society, Vol. XXVI/III, 26-36.

Wickremesekera, C. (2004). Kandy At War: Indigenous Military Resistance to European Expansion in Sri Lanka 1594-1818. New Delhi: Manohar.

Great book full of detail. There doesn’t seem to be a UK distributor so I got this from the US. You can also order direct from India.

Wickremesekera, C. (2004, Aug). Military organisation in pre-modern Sri Lanka: the army of the Kandyan kings. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 27(2), 133-151. Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group.

2 thoughts on “Sources for the Portuguese in Colonial Ceylon”

  1. In addition to my Kotikapola article, more of my 17th century Ceylon papers, which were previously published in the ‘Arquebusier’, can be found at the website link below.

    • thanks Randolph. I’m always on the hunt for more material. And electronic is definitely easier than rummaging through magazines that are now in storage.


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