Centres and Cycles of Accumulation in and Around the Netherlands during the Early Modern Period

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Lissa Roberts (Ed.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90095-1
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2011
Seiten 296
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Low Countries Studies on the Circulation of Natural Knowledge


The Netherlands housed a number of widely known, envied and emulated
centres of accumulation during the early-modern period. Raw and
manufactured goods passed through Dutch port cities, linking the country
to global cycles of accumulation and exchange. Its institutions of
learning and culture similarly served as internationally famous centres of
accumulation that furthered knowledge and cultural production, embodied in
the form of books, maps and prints, exhibits and the like. Centres and
Cycles of Accumulation in and around the Netherlands brings histories of
manufacture, commerce and global exchange together with histories of
knowledge and cultural circulation during the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries by anatomizing the multi-faceted concept of accumulation. Its
essays explore the processes that led to the formation of concentrated,
often hybrid, sites of material, intellectual and cultural accumulation in
the Netherlands and its overseas stations, as well as the concerns and
consequences to which the successes and challenges of accumulation gave
rise. The book will be of interest to historians of science, technology
and culture, as well as to economic historians.