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The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644
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The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

Caspar van Baerle

Abstract

At its height in the first half of the seventeenth century, the Dutch West India Company controlled a scattered but sizeable portion of the western hemisphere, from present-day Albany, New York, to northeast Brazil. In 1647, the Dutch historian, theologian, and philosopher Caspar van Baerle created a landmark historical narrative, which he published in Latin. Now, after more than 350 years, the definitive record of the brief period when the Dutch ruled Brazil is available in English for the first time. Included are rare historical descriptions of relations with the native population, the indig ... More

Keywords: Dutch West India Company, Dutch, Brazil, economy, historical, European, native, trade, seventeenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036649
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036649.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caspar van Baerle, author

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