Jerry Bentley Prize in World History

  • Adam Clulow (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Description

Prize Citation - This remarkable study offers a stereoscopic view of the 17th-century encounter between the VOC and the Tokugawa Shogunate. Drawing on documents penned by both parties, the author illuminates the curious and counter-intuitive way in which the Dutch—whose attempts to use violence in Japanese waters were systematically blocked—ended up as formal subordinates of the Tokugawa. The result is a new picture of Asian-European relations and a valuable contribution to debates on early modern sovereignty, diplomacy, and empire.
OrganisationsAmerican Historical Association