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Europeans Engaging the Atlantic : Knowledge and Trade, 1500-1800

Author: Susanne Lachenicht
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Campus Verlag, [2014]. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Europeans Engaging the Atlantic offers innovative perspectives on historical European knowledge concerning the "New World" and on trade and commerce therewith. In so doing, it enhances our understanding of how, when, and why early modern Europeans made sense of the Atlantic world, and how they tried to connect with Atlantic trade and commerce. Featuring case studies that discuss these issues from the sixteenth to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Lachenicht
ISBN: 9783593501703 3593501708
OCLC Number: 895658284
Description: 185 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Europeans Engaging the Atlantic: Knowledge and Trade, c. 1500-1800: An Introduction / Susanne Lachenicht --
Abraham Ortelius and the Mapping of the Atlantic World in Late Sixteenth Century Antwerp / Julien Berard --
Atlantic Sugar and Southern German Merchant Capital in the Sixteenth Century / Mark Häberlein --
Joseph ha-Kohen and the "Discovery" of the Americas / Carsten Schliwski --
New Worlds Turning Southern German: Knowledge of the Americas in Early Modern Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia / Rainald Becker --
Thomas Jefferson and his Efforts to Establish Political and Commercial Relations between the Habsburg Empire and the Early Republic / Csaba Levai --
Of Tape and Ties: Abraham Frowein from Elberfeld and Atlantic Trade / Anne Sphie Overkamp --
A Comment / Philip D. Morgan --
The European Backcountry and the Atlantic: an Afterword / Nicholas Canny.
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