Over the centuries, many Dutch people have contributed to Asian culture and society in various ways.
The English city of Norwich owed its prosperity in part to immigrated weavers from the Spanish Netherlands.
The Dutch in the East Indies inserted a lot of words of the languages they encountered into their own language.
The Dutch had a big influence on the cultural, linguistic and physical landscape of countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
What we have before us here are two substantial scholarly monographs by one British academic, both focussing on the history of Dutch in contact with other languages, in the Dutch Republic of course, but especially also in early modern Brit...