The COINDICO Project
COINDICO is the result of a joint research group co-financed by ‘Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale’ (Prin) 2010–2011, and Miur ('Libertà dei moderni. Processi di civilizzazione nel lungo illuminismo (1750–1850): commercio, politica, cultura, colonie', Prin 20108KZTPX_005).
The research group has analysed from a historical perspective how Europe related to the rest of the world through Catholic missionary practices, commercial strategies and colonial ideologies throughout the modern era.
The project has focused in particular on specific issues of longue durée, such as conversions and the concepts of ‘civilization’ and doux commerce.
The website aims to offer researchers the sources and materials, both published and unpublished, which have served as a basis for this research.