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Agents of European overseas empires

Private colonisers, 1450-1800

Edited by Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, L. H. Roper, Bertrand Van Ruymbeke and Agnès Delahaye

Agents of European overseas empires
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  • Publish Date: Mar 2024
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6733-0
    • Pages: 280
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: March 2024
    • Series: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies

    Description

    Agents of European overseas empires involves contributors who specialise on often overlooked aspects of imperial endeavour: 'private' European interests, companies, merchants or courtiers, who conducted their own activities both with and without the benediction of polities. The chapters adopt intra- as well as inter-imperial perspectives and transport the reader to colonial America, the West Indies, the Cape of Good Hope, Batavia, or Ceylon, through the Dutch, English, French and Spanish empires. Agents of European overseas empires offers crucial insight on how these actors acquired profits and power and, in turn, laid the platforms for European global empires.

    Contents

    Introduction
    Agnès Delahaye, Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, L. H. Roper & Bertrand Van Ruymbeke

    Part I: Tensions within imperial projects
    1 Global trade and its benefits for 'the nation': the examples of early modern France and Britain
    Susanne Lachenicht
    2 Comparing and criticising early modern imperial policies in the Age of Revolution: Abbé Raynal's Histoire philosophique et politique des deux Indes
    François Brizay
    3 Global pursuits: English overseas initiatives of the long seventeenth century in perspective
    L. H. Roper

    Part II: The limits of imperial control
    4 The limits of royal control over migration to Spanish America in the
    sixteenth century
    Eric Roulet
    5 Imperial struggles, colonisation and the Dutch slave trade in seventeenth century New Netherland
    Anne-Claire Faucquez
    6 The control of unfree labour across the Dutch empire in the eighteenth century
    Elisabeth Heijmans & Rafaël Thiebaut

    Part III: Local adaptations and developments
    7 Settler colonialism and early American history
    Trevor Burnard & Agnès Delahaye
    8 Colonising the Cape of Good Hope: company policy and settlers' interests in a contested space of European occupation in Southern Africa
    Marilyn Garcia-Chapleau
    9 Shipping mules in the eighteenth century: New England's equine exports to the West Indies
    Charlotte Carrington-Farmer

    Epilogue: Perspectives on the mechanisms and impacts of overseas colonisation in the early modern era - then and now
    Bertrand Van Ruymbeke

    Editors

    Agnès Delahaye is Professor of American History at Lyon 2 University
    Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber is Associate Professor of American History at Poitiers University
    L. H. Roper is SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York at New Paltz
    Bertrand Van Ruymbeke is Professor of American History at Paris 8 University (Vincennes Saint-Denis)

    Agents of European overseas empires

    Edited by Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, L. H. Roper, Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Agnès Delahaye

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