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Friends and rivals in the East : studies in Anglo-Dutch relations in the Levant from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century /
edited by Alastair Hamilton, Alexander H. de Groot & Maurits H. van den Boogert.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2000.
x, 258 p. ; 25 cm.
9004118543 (alk. paper)
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'..".an interesting set of case studies amied primarily at an audience of scholars of the Middle East and Europe.' Palmira Brummett, "MESA Bulletin, 2001.
' interesting set of case studies amied primarily at an audience of scholars of the Middle East and Europe.'Palmira Brummett, MESA Bulletin, 2001.
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Description for Reader
Those interested in Anglo-Dutch relations, the Anglo-Dutch wars, Ottoman dealings with Europe in the early modern period, the role of local dragomans or interpreters in European embassies in the Levant, trade in the Levant and the economic history of Izmir.
Long Description
This volume, based on both European and Ottoman sources, investigates the commercial, military and diplomatic relations between the Dutch and the English in the Levant from the early seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. On the one hand there was a more or less constant commercial rivalry and there were moments of outright military hostility between the two powers. On the other a common life in the Near East led to a form of solidarity which transcended the political situation in the home countries. The role of the local population of the Levant, of Ottoman officials, and of the Greeks, Armenians and other eastern Christians who intervened both as merchants and as embassy dragomans or interpreters, was often decisive in influencing the dealings between the Dutch and English residents. The nine papers examine these different aspects of a relationship which has never before been studied in a Levantine context.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Trade, Politics and Strategy: The Anglo-Dutch Wars in the Levant (1647-1675)p. 11
Merchants, Nations and Free-Agency: An Attempt at a Qualitative Characterization of Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1620-1640p. 25
An Undiplomatic Anglo-Dutch Dispute at the Porte: The Quarrel at Edirne between Coenraad van Heemskerck and Lord Paget (1693)p. 59
The Anglo-Dutch 'Smyrna Fleet' of 1693p. 95
At the Backdoor of the Levant: Anglo-Dutch Competition in the Persian Gulf, 1623-1766p. 117
Commerical Practices and Competition in the Levant: The British and the Dutch in Eighteenth-Century Izmirp. 135
Towards Classifying Avanias: A Study of Two Cases involving the English and Dutch Nations in Seventeenth-Century Izmirp. 159
European Patronage in the Ottoman Empire: Anglo-Dutch Conflicts of Interest in Aleppo (1703-1755)p. 187
Dragomans' Careers: The Change of Status in some Families connected with the British and Dutch Embassies at Istanbul, 1798-1829p. 223
Indexp. 247
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