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Lecture | CMGI Brown Bag Seminar

The Early Modern Dutch Exploitation of the Spanish Atlantic: The Coymans Family

Wednesday 22 December 2021
CMGI Brown Bag Seminars 2021-2022
Meeting link: https://universiteitleiden.zoom.us/j/67678256273?pwd=ZG5ENEFVV09DWWZDNWhDVC9ackwrdz09

As part of prof. dr. Cátia Antunes’ VICI project ‘Exploiting the Empires of Others: Dutch Investment in Foreign Colonial Resources, 1570-1800’, this PhD project investigates how and why early modern Dutch firms participated in exploiting the Spanish Atlantic. The case study of the Coymans family, who in 1685 obtained the Asiento de Negros, shows what drove early modern Dutch firms to expand their business to the Spanish Atlantic. During this talk, the results of the first year of research are discussed. 

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