Amsterdam’s Atlantic Print Culture and the Making of Dutch Brazil, Michiel van Groesen

Desde University of Pennsylvania Press In 1624 the Dutch West India Company established the colony of Brazil. Only thirty years later, the Dutch Republic handed over the colony to Portugal, never to return to the South Atlantic. Because Dutch Brazil was the first sustained Protestant colony in Iberian America, the events there became major news… Read More Amsterdam’s Atlantic Print Culture and the Making of Dutch Brazil, Michiel van Groesen

Paper in Early Modern Europe

‘Paper Princes’. Investigating the role of paper in early modern diplomacy, ca. 1460-1560 Project by Dr Megan WILLIAMS, from Groningen University (Netherlands)   How do societies deal with new communications technologies? What impact did the new technology of paper have on early modern diplomacy, state formation, and dynastic or ‘international’ relations? The sixteenth century saw… Read More Paper in Early Modern Europe