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By Adriaen van der Donck,Charles T. Gehring,William A. Starna,Russell Shorto,Diederik Willem Goedhuys

ISBN-10: 0803232837

ISBN-13: 9780803232839

This version of A Description of recent Netherland presents the 1st entire and actual English-language translation of an important first-hand account of the lives and international of Dutch colonists and northeastern local groups within the 17th century. Adriaen van der Donck, a graduate of Leiden collage within the 1640s, turned the legislations enforcement officer for the Dutch patroonship of Rensselaerswijck, positioned alongside the higher Hudson River. His place enabled him to have interaction widely with Dutch colonists and the neighborhood Algonquians and Iroquoians. An astute observer, unique recorder, and obtainable author, Van der Donck used to be preferably located to put in writing approximately his studies and the normal and cultural worlds round him.

Van der Donck’s Beschryvinge van Nieuw-Nederlant  used to be first released in 1655 after which elevated in 1656. An misguided and abbreviated English translation seemed in 1841 and was once reprinted in 1968. This new quantity beneficial properties a correct, polished translation by way of Diederik Willem Goedhuys and comprises all of the fabric from the unique 1655 and 1656 variants. the result's an vital first-hand account with enduring price to historians, ethnohistorians, and anthropologists.

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