Susanah Shaw Romney locates the foundations of the early modern Dutch empire in interpersonal transactions among women and men. Using vivid stories culled from Dutch-language archives, Romney brings to the fore the essential role of women in forming and securing these relationships, and she reveals how a dense web of these intimate networks created imperial structures from the ground up.
Susanah Shaw Romney is assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA.
Susanah Shaw Romney
The University of North Carolina Press
Date of Publication
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia