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Europeans Engaging the Atlantic

Knowledge and Trade, 1500-1800

Europeans Engaging the Atlantic offers innovative perspectives on historical European knowledge concerning the “New World” and on trade and commerce therewith. In so doing, it enhances our understanding of how, when, and why early modern Europeans made sense of the Atlantic world, and how they tried to connect with Atlantic trade and commerce. Featuring case studies that discuss these issues from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, this volume explores both the degree to which the Atlantic was (or was not) part of the European worldview—or just one part of a worldview with many centers of interest—and how European engagement with the Atlantic world evolved.

185 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 | © 2014

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"Lachenicht’s edited collection examines the relationship between Europe and the Atlantic World during the early modern period. In an attempt to balance out the plethora of studies that center on American, British, Spanish, French, and Dutch impacts in the Caribbean, the essays in this volume focus on European regions and peoples that at first glance seem to have had little impact and interaction with the Atlantic World. . . . The collection makes a strong case that different 'Atlantic Worlds' existed in the minds of Europeans, but that by the mid-eighteenth century a more stable and acknowledged understanding of the region emerged. . . . By moving the lens to lesser-known actors, Lachenicht has provided a fuller picture of the Atlantic World as a field of study and analysis. . . . Highly recommended."

J. Rankin, East Tennessee State University | Choice

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