By Siegfried Huigen & Jan L. de Jong
Siegfried Huigen is affiliate Professor of Dutch Literature and Cultural background on the college of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. His examine pursuits are early sleek commute writing and the background of colonial technological know-how and scholarship. he's the writer of De weg naar Monomotapa (1996) and data and Colonialism; Eighteenth-Century visitors in South Africa (2007 and 2009), and (co)editor of numerous books on South African politics of reminiscence and colonial discourse. he's at the moment getting to know eighteenth-century Dutch representations of the East Indies.Jan L. de Jong did his Ph.D. at Leiden collage and now teaches Italian Renaissance paintings on the college of Groningen, The Netherlands. He has released various articles on Italian portray and has a manuscript on papal propaganda within the Renaissance set for e-book. He edited a number of volumes of Intersections: Interdisciplinary experiences in Early glossy tradition. His present examine makes a speciality of studies of tourists to Italy within the 16th century.Elmer Kolfin studied paintings heritage and sleek western literature on the college of Utrecht. He obtained his Ph.D. in artwork background at Leiden college and presently teaches paintings historical past on the collage of Amsterdam. He publishes as a rule on 17th century Dutch portray, prints and e-book representation. He has initiated and edited a quantity on political prints of the Dutch stadtholders (2007) and co-edited the exhibition catalogue Black is gorgeous. Rubens to Dumas, at the illustration of blacks in Dutch artwork.
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000 souls. If it had been solely in the VOC’s hands, the Cape Colony would have remained confined to a small part of the Western Cape. The intention was to appropriate no more land than was necessary to provide the ships calling in Table Bay with food. However, after 1657 the VOC needed the help of independent colonists to achieve this goal, as the nomadic Khoikhoi did not practise agriculture and could not supply enough cattle for slaughter either. In search of grazing lands for their sheep and cattle, the colonists spread out into the interior.
The wilderness is something out there, something alien. At first glance, the image given by Barlaeus appears to be reducible to the dichotomy coast/interior. Between what is known or comprehensible – the colony – and what is not – the wilderness – runs a clear frontier. The unknown territory simultaneously generates curiosity and threat, resulting in an ambivalent desire to seek and frame the wilderness. 43 During the centuries of colonization this border was gradually displaced, as more territories and Indians were incorporated in the space of the self.
1 About 300 years earlier, Elias Herckmans, a national poet, was sent out by the Dutch West India Company to Brazil where he was also confronted with this culturally other reality. The question that is central to my analysis is quite straightforward: How did Herckmans respond to this otherness? Dutch Brazil The Dutch colonists participating in the Brazilian adventure are often portrayed as traders seeking for profit. Neither interested in the founding of a settlement, nor in the local reality, it is generally assumed that they did not try to adjust to their new environment, but rather stuck to their old habits and customs.
The Dutch Trading Companies as Knowledge Networks by Siegfried Huigen & Jan L. de Jong