The Kingdom of Kongo and the Thirty Years’ War

  title={The Kingdom of Kongo and the Thirty Years’ War},
  author={J. Thornton},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={189 - 213}
  • J. Thornton
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Journal of World History
The Thirty Years’ War, while still regarded as primarily a European war, also has, as some historians recognize, an Atlantic dimension. That Atlantic dimension in turn is widely recognized as centering on the Dutch Republic’s seizure of Bahia and then Pernambuco in Brazil, and on the other side of the Atlantic, the island colony of São Tomé, the Portuguese fort at Elmina, and the biggest African prize, the colony of Angola, a project that Dutch historians have labeled the “Groot Dessyn” (Great… Expand
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