The Legacy of Dutch Brazil

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Michiel van Groesen
Cambridge University Press, Jun 9, 2014 - History - 363 pages
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This book argues that Dutch Brazil (1624-54) is an integral part of Atlantic history and that it made an impact well beyond colonial and national narratives in the Netherlands and Brazil. In doing so, this book proposes a radical shift in interpretation. The Dutch Atlantic is widely perceived as an incongruity among more durable European empires, whereas Brazil occupies an exceptional place in the history of Latin America, which leads to a view of Dutch Brazil as self-contained and historically isolated. The Legacy of Dutch Brazil shows that repercussions of the Dutch infiltration in the Southern Hemisphere resonated across the Atlantic Basin and remained long after the fall of the colony. By examining its regional, national, and cosmopolitan legacies, thirteen authors trace the memories and mythologies of Dutch Brazil from the colonial period up until the present day and engage in broader debates on geopolitical and cultural changes at the crossroads of Atlantic and Latin American studies.
 

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Contents

The Geopolitical Impact of Dutch Brazil on
25
Crisis and Rebirth in
41
Indigenous
59
DutchPortuguese Rivalry
77
Johan Maurits of NassauSiegens
105
The Legacy of Dutch
124
Jesuit Cornelius Hazart on Early Colonial Brazil
146
The Editorial Itineraries
168
Dutch Brazil and the Making of Free Trade Ideology
187
Admirals of Dutch Brazil in the Rise
207
Who Owns Frans Post? Collecting Frans Posts Brazilian
229
The Long Legacy of the Artists of Dutch
248
Bibliography
319
Index
357
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Michiel van Groesen is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Amsterdam.

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