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Grotius and the International Politics of the Seventeenth Century

C. G. Roelofsen

in Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Grotius’ major works, especially Mare Liberum and more subtly De Jure Belli ac Pacis, owe much to his political ambitions, and also to his experience of public affairs. A protégé of Johan van ... More


The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Adam Clulow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164283
eISBN:
9780231535731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164283.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Dutch East India Company was a hybrid organization combining the characteristics of both corporation and state that attempted to thrust itself aggressively into an Asian political order in which ... More


Climate, fever, and medicine before 1700

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The first chapter of Part I begins by taking stock of European theories of fever, and of the importance of the work of the Hippocratic revival, particularly as reflected in the work of Sydenham, ... More


Trade and Politics in the Arcot Nizāmat (1700–1732)

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter is a regional study of the emerging “successor state” of Arcot in southern India, drawing upon the Persian chronicling tradition and the records of the Dutch East India Company. The ... More


A New Company

Lodewijk Petram

in The World’s First Stock Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines how the trading of shares of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, or VOC) began. A total of 1,143 investors subscribed to the initial capital of the ... More


The Corporation as an Atrocity Contributor

Michael J. Kelly and Luis Moreno-Ocampo

in Prosecuting Corporations for Genocide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190238896
eISBN:
9780190238919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238896.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This chapter provides historical context for understanding the legal treatment of companies that commit wrongdoing. Section I traces the experience of two early joint ventures—the Dutch East India ... More


Royal Letters from the Republic

Adam Clulow

in The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164283
eISBN:
9780231535731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164283.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role of the “king of Holland”—a fictive sovereign built around the Prince Maurits, the Stadhouder—in the story of the Dutch encounter with the Tokugawa Bakufu, by looking at ... More


‘Birds of a Feather Flock Together’: Prostitutes, Clients, and Seafaring

Lotte van de Pol

in The Burgher and the Whore: Prostitution in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211401
eISBN:
9780191725142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211401.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sketches a profile of the Amsterdam prostitutes, and of their main clients, the sailors. Statistics and data from the judicial records enable to construct a collective biography of the ... More


Introduction: Taming the Dutch

Adam Clulow

in The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164283
eISBN:
9780231535731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164283.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter describes an oft-neglected aspect of Japan's initial contact with the West. In particular, it focuses on the interaction between the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde ... More


Early Share Trading

Lodewijk Petram

in The World’s First Stock Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the Dutch East India Company’s early share trading. The correspondence between Antoine l’Empereur, a silk trader, and his nephew who lived in Amsterdam, Jacques de Velaer Jr., ... More


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