About My Research Project

My dissertation project Between Power Politics and Maritime Trade. Dutch Commercial Diplomacy with Denmark and Sweden in 1675-1697. analyzes the complex relations between the early modern foreign policies and trade with a special focus on the Dutch merchants as economic interest groups.

The dissertation project answers to the following questions:

Which agencies had influence over the Dutch commercial diplomacy in Denmark and Sweden during the age of growing mercantilism and wars 1675-1697?

What results did the Dutch diplomatic interventions bring about?

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Who eventually benefitted from the commercial diplomacy and why?