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

Voorkant
Cambridge University Press, 12 nov. 2001 - 450 pagina's
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 "innocence" and "tyranny," became integrally associated with evolving political, moral and economic agenda. It investigates the energetic Dutch response to the New World while examining, more generally, the operation of geographic discourse and colonial ideology within the Dutch Golden Age.
 

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The Dutch Discovery of America
1
Revolutionary Geography
68
Innocence and Commerce Abroad
123
A Loss of Innocence
185
The Rise and Fall of America or Tyranny Abroad
244
The Dutch and their New Worlds
311
Notes
321
Bibliography
402
Index
445
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