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Brendecke, Arndt; Friedrich, Susanne; Ehrenpreis, Stefan (eds.) (2015): Transformations of Knowledge in Dutch Expansion. Pluralisierung & Autorität, Vol. 44. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.
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In the 17th and 18th centuries, people, objects, and texts travelled around the world aboard Dutch ships. This book explores how these circulations transformed the knowledge in Asian and European societies. It focuses on epistemic changes in historiography, geography, religion, philosophy as well as in everyday life. Emphasizing transformations, the volume reconstructs semantic shifts of knowledge as well as adjustments to new cultural contexts