Innocence Abroad The Dutch Imagination and the New World, 1570-1670
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Innocence Abroad explores the process of encounter that took place between the Netherlands and the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "discovery" of America coincided with the foundation of the Dutch Republic, a correspondence of much significance for the Netherlands. From the opening of their Revolt against Hapsburg Spain through the climax of their Golden Age, the Dutch looked to America--in political pamphlets and patriotic histories, epic poetry and allegorical prints, landscape painting and decorative maps--for a means of articulating a new national identity. This book demonstrates how the image of America fashioned by the Dutch, and especially the twin topoi of…
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
|Preface: cultural geography in an age of encounter|
|The Dutch discovery of America|
|Innocence and commerce abroad|
|A loss of innocence|
|The rise and fall of America, or tyranny abroad|
|Epilogue: the Dutch and their new worlds|