Mixed company in the Contact zone: The "glocal" diplomatic efforts of a Prussian East Indiaman in 1750s Cape Verde

Gottmann, Felicia (2019) Mixed company in the Contact zone: The "glocal" diplomatic efforts of a Prussian East Indiaman in 1750s Cape Verde. Journal of Early Modern History, 23 (5). pp. 423-441. ISSN 1385-3783

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Abstract

This article takes a micro-historical actor-centered approach to study the encounter between the officers of a Prussian East India Company Ship and local elites in 1750s Praia, Cape Verde. Combining recent advances in New Diplomatic History and in Company Studies with insights from the study of Contact Zones and transculturation, it analyzes the diplomatic strategies marginalized and hybrid players could adopt to project themselves onto the early modern global stage and locally counterbalance the hegemonic Northern European Atlantic powers. It thus proposes an alternative model of nonprofessional diplomatic interaction in the early modern period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prussian East India Company, Cape Verde Islands, Diplomacy, Hybridity
Subjects: V200 History by area
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 10:37
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 10:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39108

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