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A splendid book dedicated to the spice islands will be released in November 2021. The book describes in detail the fortifications of the two islands of Ternate and Tidore in the Moluccas, the famous Spice Islands. The text of the book is bilingual in Spanish and English.
From the book cover: “This book offers a precise and detailed account of every fortification in the islands of Ternate and Tidore, built by the European powers in dispute for the control of the spice trade monopoly, namely, cloves and nutmeg produced in the spice islands during the 16th and 17th centuries. It informs the traveler on the most relevant historical aspects that happened during the most tumultuous period in the history of the Moluccas”.