The Expansion of Tolerance: Religion in Dutch Brazil (1624-1654)
Jonathan Irvine Israel, Stuart B. Schwartz
Amsterdam University Press, 2007 - Religion - 59 pages
Of all the European powers, the Dutch were considered the most tolerant of minority religious practices in their colonies. In The Expansion of Tolerance, a pair of historians examines this unusual sensitivity in the case of the seventeenth-century Dutch colonies of Brazil.