Empire and Science in the Making

Dutch Colonial Scholarship in Comparative Global Perspective, 1760–1830

  • Peter Boomgaard

About this book


Drawing on extensive new research, and bringing much new scholarship before English readers for the first time, this wide-ranging volume examines how knowledge was created and circulated throughout the Dutch Empire, and how these processes compared with those of the Imperial Britain, Spain, and Russia.


Britain British India empire enlightenment Europe Russia Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Boomgaard
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.KITLVLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Rachel Carson CenterMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46251-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33402-2
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