Boundaries and their Meanings in the History of the by Benjamin Kaplan, Marybeth Carlson, Laura Cruz

By Benjamin Kaplan, Marybeth Carlson, Laura Cruz

Routinely, the time period boundary applies to the demarcation among a actual position and one other actual position, most typically linked to traces on a map because the essays during this quantity display, in spite of the fact that, a boundary may also functionality in a extra widely conceptual demeanour. A boundary turns into now not an "imaginary line" yet a device for brooding about easy methods to separate any components, no matter if principles, occasions, etc., into different types through which they develop into understandable and specified. the student participants search no longer just to determine the bounds, yet, and maybe extra importantly, to appreciate the method of delination, and its results. With its maverick historical past and grass-root political traditions, the Netherlands presents an auspicious atmosphere to envision the historic functionality of obstacles either genuine and imagined.

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Trade to Asia began around 1600, with significant conquests (largely at the expense of the Portuguese) through the middle of the century. After that, however, the Dutch East India Company (known as the Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, or VOC) began to give ground to the English and French; and, if the VOC still turned a profit, they did so increasingly as middlemen in inter-Asian trade rather than masters of a pan-Asian domain. The story of the Dutch in America presents a still starker model of rise and fall, with conquests in Brazil (again at Portugal’s expense) and settlement in New Netherland taking place in the 1620s through 1640s.

Many of the deputies of the States-General themselves were also involved in the scandal: almost thirty regents were named and shamed, though without serious 28 Gerard Rooijakkers, Rituele repertoires. Volkscultuur in oostelijk Noord-Brabant 1559–1853 (Nijmegen: SUN, 1994). 29 T. A. J. Annard, ‘ “Het manieeren, besolliciteren en bevorderen van alle voorvallende zaeken”. M. J. , Lobbyen in Nederland: professie en profijt (Den Haag: SdU, 1998), 93–109. See also my forthcoming publication ‘Retour Den Haag’.

Kaatee and Joh. , Van tresorier tot thesaurier-generaal. Zes eeuwen financieel beleid in handen van een hoge Nederlandse ambtsdrager (Hilversum: Verloren, 1996), 82–87, 190–213. o. van der meij seem as if the nobility was in a strong position here their personal rule, apart from a few leading noble families like the house of Orange, was fairly limited. 22 In both Bergen op Zoom and Breda they had never played a significant part in the magistracy. They were however capable administrators and for instance served as bailiffs.

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