Danmark-Norge i lyset fra Nederlandene, ca. 1500-1800

Bo Poulsen, Christina Lysbjerg Mogensen

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Relations between the Danish monarchy and the Netherlands, ca. 1500-1800

During the Early Modern Era (1500-1800), the dual Kingdom of Denmark and Norway was closely connected to The Netherlands. In the first decades of the 1500s, the realm of King Hans and King Christian II became increasingly oriented towards the Low Countries, then under the control of the Habsburg Empire. With the independence of the Northern seven provinces and the Rise of The Dutch Republic in the 1600s, the Dutch influence grew, and few aspects of the social, economic, cultural and political life of Denmark-Norway were left untouched by the dominant Dutch.
Trade was a central cornerstone of the Dutch-Danish-Norwegian connections, yet this article also assesses the historiography of the international labour migration ranging from low-paid maids and common sailors to highly specialized artists, merchants and civil servants. The transfers of know-how and technology, of production, power politics and network configuration, were all central components of how fisheries, finances, and fine arts developed in Denmark-Norway in light of the Dutch. We further assess how the Dutch light has attracted both a substantial and diverse scholarship over the past c. half a century.
Original languageDanish
JournalTEMP - tidsskrift for historie
Pages (from-to)12-35
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2020

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