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From the Publisher"Taken as a whole, Riches from Atlantic Commerces paints a picture of the tenacity of the Dutch and their ability to squeeze profit from an empire that was crumbling and to find opportunities in a system that they were systematically being forced out of...Contemporaries of the Dutch Atlantic merchants likely underestimated their impact on the Atlantic economies, a mistake this volume seeks to prevent modern historians from repeating."
Laura Cruz, H-Net Review, 2005.
"Using new evidence to challenge established interpretations of Dutch overseas enterprise during and after the golden age, this well-produced and important book is essential reading for all scholars, Dutch or otherwise, interested in European maritime history between 1500 and 1815."
David Richardson, International Journal of Maritime History.
"The result is a surprisingly coherent collection of essays in which the authors consciously engage each others’ arguments. The book is obviously not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of the Dutch Atlantic – inevitably in an anthology some places and times are not covered – but there is much here to satisfy."
Marjoleine Kars, Itinerario, 2005.