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Author Silva, Filipa Ribeiro da, 1974-

Title Dutch and Portuguese in western Africa : empires, merchants and the Atlantic system, 1580-1674 / by Filipa Ribeiro da Silva
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 384 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Atlantic world ; v. 22
Atlantic world (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 22
Contents Part I. Building Atlantic empires: the Dutch and the Portuguese models of settlement in western Africa: Building Institutions. Sending people: labour migration and forced labour. Shaping colonial societies -- Part II. Western Africa in the Dutch and the Portuguese Atlantic economies: the concept of "Atlantic system" and the study of interactions between states, companies and private merchants: Sailing in African waters: coastal areas and hinterland. Struggling for the Atlantic: the inter-continental trade. Doing business with western Africa: private investors, agency and commercial network -- Conclusion: new insights on Dutch-Portuguese rivalries in the Atlantic
Summary By looking at Dutch and Portuguese systems of settlement and trade in Western Africa, this book sheds new light on the formation of Dutch and Portuguese imperial frames, forms of commercial organisation and their role on the seventeenth-century-Atlantic
Notes doctoral Leiden, Universiteit 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-384) and index
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Subject Dutch -- Africa, West -- History.
Portuguese -- Africa, West -- History
Africa, Western -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch.
Africa, Western -- Discovery and exploration -- Portuguese.
Africa, Western -- History -- To 1884.
Netherlands -- Colonies -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Portugal -- Colonies -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Genre/Form History.
Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
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