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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Daily Life in Rembrandt's Holland (Daily Life)

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Publisher Comments:

Rembrandt's life coincided with what the Dutch refer to as their "golden age." This engagingly written study presents a rich picture of a dynamic society that had torn itself away from the mediocrity of its past - a stagnant nation of peasants and fishermen - to pursue an overseas empire that led to great financial wealth and a highly sophisticated cultivation of the arts. This classic work first appeared in English translation in 1963.

Among the myriad topics covered are homes, gardens, clothing, food, religion, childrearing, education, medicine, sports and games, holidays and celebrations, painters, musicians, writers, the theater, publishing, aristocrats, workers, peasants, the merchant fleet, the armed forces, trading and colonizing companies, fisheries, and the famous Holland dikes.

Synopsis:

This engagingly written study presents a rich picture of a dynamic society that had torn itself away from the mediocrity of its past—a stagnant nation of peasants and fishermen—to pursue an overseas empire that led to great financial wealth and a highly sophisticated cultivation of the arts. This classic work first appeared in English translation in 1963.

Synopsis:

A clear and well-informed account of Dutch society in the seventeenth century.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The background of daily life; 2. The Dutch interior; 3. The course of life; 4. Recreations; 5. Arts and letters; 6. Dutch society; 7. Holland at work; 8. Conclusion: 'the delights of freedom'; Bibliography; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804722018
Translator:
Taylor, Simon Watson
Author:
Taylor, Simon Watson
Author:
Zumthor, Paul
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Netherlands
Subject:
Western Europe - Benelux
Subject:
Netherlands Social life and customs.
Subject:
Netherlands Civilization 17th century.
Subject:
World History-Benelux and Switzerland
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Daily Life
Series Volume:
[no. 27]
Publication Date:
19940631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Northwest Europe » Holland and the Netherlands
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This engagingly written study presents a rich picture of a dynamic society that had torn itself away from the mediocrity of its past—a stagnant nation of peasants and fishermen—to pursue an overseas empire that led to great financial wealth and a highly sophisticated cultivation of the arts. This classic work first appeared in English translation in 1963.
"Synopsis" by , A clear and well-informed account of Dutch society in the seventeenth century.
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