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Author Odegard, Erik, author.

Title Patronage, patrimonialism, and governors' careers in the Dutch chartered companies, 1630-1681 : careers of empire / by Erik Odegard
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 283 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series European expansion and indigenous response ; volume 38
European expansion and indigenous response ; v. 38
Summary "How did individuals advance to the highest ranks in the Dutch colonial administrations? And how, once appointed, was this rank retained? To answer these questions this book explores the careers of Dutch colonial governors in the 17th century with a focus on two case studies: Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, governor of Dutch Brazil (1636-1644) and Rijckloff Volckertsz van Goens, Governor-General in Batavia in the 1670s. By comparing a Western (Atlantic, WIC) and an Eastern (Asian, VOC) example, this book shows how networks sustaining career-making differed in the various parts of the empire: the West India Company was much more involved in domestic political debates, and this led to a closer integration of political patronage networks, while the East India Company was better able to follow an independent course. The book shows that to understand the inner workings of the Dutch India companies, we need to understand the lives of those who turned the empire into their career"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 23, 2022)
SUBJECT Johan Maurits, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, 1604-1679.
Goens, Rijklof van, 1619-1682.
Subject Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie -- History -- 17th century
West-Indische Compagnie (Netherlands) -- History -- 17th century
Colonial companies -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century
SUBJECT Netherlands -- Commerce -- History -- 17th century
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004513280