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Innocence Abroad The Dutch Imagination and the New World, 1570-1670

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ISBN-10: 0521024552

ISBN-13: 9780521024556

Edition: 2006

Authors: Benjamin Schmidt

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 484
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface: cultural geography in an age of encounter
The Dutch discovery of America
Revolutionary geography
Innocence and commerce abroad
A loss of innocence
The rise and fall of America, or tyranny abroad
Epilogue: the Dutch and their new worlds