Dutch Culture In A European Perspective 1650 Hard Won Unity

Author by : Willem Frijhoff
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Description : This ambitious study presents the latest views on Dutch society during the famous Golden Age. Philosophy, religion and the arts are treated at length, and particular attention is paid to the institutions and media responsible for the dissemination of culture, including language, education and the printed word. Although 1650 is the central year, the subject is examined in a much broader time-frame, which makes the book an excellent introduction to seventeenth-century society in general.


Dutch New York Between East And West

Author by : Peter N. Miller
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Description : Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage and the lasting legacy of Dutch culture in New York, this book explores the life and times of a fascinating woman, her family, and her things. Margrieta was born in the Netherlands but lived at the extremes of the Dutch colonial world, in Malacca on the Malay Peninsula and in Flatbush, Brooklyn. When she came to New York in 1686 with her husband and set up a shop, she brought an astonishing array of Eastern goods, many of which were documented in an inventory made after her death in 1695. Extensive archival research has enabled a collaborative team to reconstruct her story and establish the depth of her connection to Dutch trading establishments in Asia. This is a groundbreaking contribution to the histories of New York City, the Dutch overseas empire, women, and material culture.


From De Halve Maen To Klm

Author by : Margriet Bruijn Lacy
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Power And Image In Early Modern Europe

Author by : Jessica Goethals
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Description : Are images and spectacles fundamental mediators of power relationships in the West? This book draws upon the language of cultural studies to investigate a contemporary hypothesis in the shifting ideological landscape of early modern Europe. Apparently aesthetic choices by artists may also have been the means to consolidate and subvert institutionalized or non-institutionalized bodies of power. Meanwhile, communities in Europe reacted to the intrinsic power of the image in literature and letters, commenting upon both its use and abuse. Both diachronic and geographic connections are made among disparate but important moments of image making in the twelfth through seventeenth centuries. The influence of Descartes is traced from La Rochefoucauld and the communal spectacles of the Ancien Regime salon, to the Netherlands and Rembrandt''s sketch, Death of the Virgin. Shakespeare bears similar anxieties about Joan of Arc''s transgression of gender boundaries in Henry VI, as does Castiglione''s Courtier when serving the Renaissance Prince. Spenser''s dilemma about the (non)difference between fiction and history resolves itself in the same way as does the Byzantine rejection of iconoclasm. Other articles in the collection examine anomie in Vatican frescoes by Giorgio Vasari, corporeal decay and the supernatural as spectacle on the early modern English stage, and affective self-perception and subjectivity in the scoring of Italian opera. [..] not as just a conference volume, but [as] an organic group of essays on early modernity. The essays span an impressive number of cultures - from Byzantium to England, Italy and Spain to the Netherlands - and theorize the image from a number of disciplinary vantage points. Not surprisingly, art history and theatre are well-represented, but so are music history and literary studies. Most of the essays are short, but sufficiently developed to allow for thoughtful arguments on the status of the visual in early modern culture: on the stage, on the page, and as artistic and musical representation. [a] they [do] deliver fine close readings and leave me sufficiently intrigued to want to return to, or familiarize myself with, the original texts. I come away from this collection encouraged about the state of graduate studies in Europe and North America. -Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, New York University The essays are interdisciplinary and touch upon many themes that lie outside my own field of specialization. I was therefore surprised and pleased to find them not only original and instructive, but also inviting and accessible to the non-specialist. Although they range far with respect to chronology and theoretical suppositions, they are coherently united in their concern for the functioning of the image in the conservation, revision or critique of socio-political power in their respective cultural contexts. I will mention three essays, representing three different fields, as striking examples of disparate images used to consolidate, reconstruct or overthrow the dominant powers of their times. Kathryn Falzareno''s essay, Mother''s Milk and Deborah''s Sword, is a close reading of Shakespeare''s portrayal of Joan of Arc in Henry VI. It is a close analysis of the paradoxical status of Joan, Saint of the French, strumpet for the English, Christian warrior maiden, contrasting with Deborah in the Ancient Testament. The dominant and totally unexpected image which brings together the contradictions embodied by Joan are the breasts, the source of nurture in the figure of Mary, but an encumbrance for the mythological amazons who removed one breast to facilitate their use of the bow. Ljubica Ilic''s Echo and Narcissus: Labyrinths of the Self, is an elegant reading of echo music, the apparently impossible translation of the Ovidian story into music and opera. Ovid''s story represents the nymph Echo as the auditory equivalent of Narcissus'' reflection -- echoing sound as reflecting light. Ovid''s echo myth undoubtedly influenced opera by Jacopo Peri (during the time of the Medici) and then, Monteverdi in the musical setting of Orfeo. Finally, Elissa Auerbach''s Taking Mary''s Pulse: Cartesianism and Modernity in Rembrandt''s ''Death of the Virgin'' is a brilliant commentary on the Dutch painter''s rendering of an ancient theme, the dormition of the Virgin, but at the center of the painting is the figure of a physician taking the pulse of her limp hand. The intrusion of this scientific element in the ancient iconography of the event of Mary''s death is the unmistakeable sign of the wave of modernity that swept over the Netherlands with the popularity of Cartesian philosophy and science. -John Freccero, Professor of Italian and Comp. Lit., NYU


Catholic Communities In Protestant States

Author by : Benjamin Kaplan
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Description : This study examines the history of Catholic communities in two officially Protestant lands. It offers insights into the effects of minority status, legal sanctions, and in some cases, persecution, not just on Catholics but on religious communities generally.


The Low Countries

Author by : Stichting Ons Erfdeel
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Historical Abstracts

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Sociological Abstracts

Author by : Leo P. Chall
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Religion Index Two

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Hof En Handel

Author by : Elsbeth Locher-Scholten
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Description : De Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) had haar werkterrein in Azië. De twaalf artikelen in deze bundel analyseren de relaties tussen de Compagnie en de machthebbers op die Aziatische werkvloer. Zij bestrijken het gehele Aziatische octrooigebied van de VOC van Perzië tot Japan. De auteurs, allen internationale autoriteiten, gaan in op de Compagniesrelaties met Aziatische hoven en andere machtscentra tussen 1620 en 1720. In die periode voegde de VOC zich via diplomatie, handel of geweld in de locale machtsstructuren. Dit perspectief resulteert in een verrassende bundel. De bijdragen variëren van belangrijke revisies van opvattingen over Aziatische vorsten/elites en over de destructieve invloed van de VOC tot een diplomatiek misverstand tussen 'Batavia' en het eerste Chinese gezantschap, van intelligence over de hofstructuur van Cochin tot close reading van een correspondentie tussen vorst van Ceylon en de VOC. De inleiding tekent gemeenschappelijke patronen: vorsten en VOC waren vaak 'tot elkaar veroordeeld' zonder dat de ene of andere partij evident de overhand had; daarbij onderhield een geschenkencultuur van 'exotica' (paarden en olifanten) veelal de vriendschap. Deze bundel is aangeboden aan dr. Jurrien van Goor bij zijn universitaire afscheid als koloniaal historicus. Zij bevat dan ook een bio- en historiografische schets en de bibliografie van deze VOC-kenner.


Arts Humanities Citation Index

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Description : A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.