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By P. Boomgaard

By the sunrise of the nineteenth century, the Netherlands had demonstrated colonies and buying and selling posts throughout Asia and the remainder of the area, linking them on to overseas networks of highbrow alternate and construction. Drawing on wide new learn, and bringing a lot new scholarship sooner than English readers for the 1st time, this wide-ranging quantity examines how wisdom was once created and circulated in the course of the Dutch Empire, and the way those techniques in comparison with these of the Imperial Britain, Spain, and Russia. the consequences are of important curiosity for historians, anthropologists, geographers, students of the historical past and philosophy of science.

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