"At the height of the Thirty Years War, news from South America, West Africa and the Caribbean was widespread and quickly distributed in the central European peripheries of the early modern Atlantic world. Despite the German retreat from sixteenth-century colonial experiments, overseas reports sometimes appeared in remote southern German towns before they were printed in Spain or the Low Countries."

Johannes Müller, Globalizing the Thirty Years War: Early German Newspapers and their Geopolitical Perspective on the Atlantic World, German History, Volume 38, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 550–567, @histodon @histodons @earlymodern

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