H-Low Countries strives to create an international community of scholars with diverse methodological approaches, archival experiences, teaching styles, and intellectual traditions. The primary purpose is to develop an international network for discussion and collaboration on issues and ideas relevant to the study of the Low Countries as a whole and to the different national histories in particular.

Call for Reviewers--and books!

H-Low Countries is actively recruiting reviewers for its book reviews program. Our current roster of reviewers is weighted somewhat heavily towards the history of the early modern period, New Netherland, and the Holocaust. There are some exciting recent titles that we would like to have reviewed, for example in postcolonial studies. If interested in becoming a reviewer, please see the original CFR for details: https://networks.h-net.org/node/7833/discussions/69501/call-reviewers

Additionally, if you are a publisher and would like to suggest a title for review, please contact us and we can try to match the book to a qualified reviewer. We have reviewers who can review books written in Dutch, German, and other languages. The inventory of books that are sent to H-Net for review and suitable for H-Low Countries is rather small at present and does not appear to contain Dutch presses.

Finally, if you have already contacted us to be a reviewer but have not yet received an assignment, please be patient. We are slowly but surely making assignments. If you wish to review and expand your listed areas of expertise, you may contact us directly.

Recent Discussions

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Helmer J. Helmers, Geert H. Janssen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew J. Kettler

Kettler on Helmers and Janssen, 'The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age'

Helmer J. Helmers, Geert H. Janssen, eds. The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xix + 428 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-62353-4.

Reviewed by Andrew J. Kettler (UCLA) Published on H-Low-Countries (November, 2019) Commissioned by Nicolaas P. Barr

Author: 
Hylke Faber, Pieter Stolk, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jazmine Contreras

Contreras on Faber and Stolk, 'Escaping Occupied Europe: A Dutchman's Dangerous Journey to Join the Allies'

Hylke Faber, Pieter Stolk, eds. Escaping Occupied Europe: A Dutchman's Dangerous Journey to Join the Allies. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Books, 2018. 152 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5267-4123-3.

Reviewed by Jazmine Contreras (Department of History, University of Minnesota) Published on H-Low-Countries (June, 2019) Commissioned by Nicolaas P. Barr

Author: 
J. van den Hout
Reviewer: 
Christine Kooi

Kooi on Hout, 'Adriaen van der Donck: A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America'

J. van den Hout. Adriaen van der Donck: A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2018. xvi + 203 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6922-5.

Reviewed by Christine Kooi (LSU) Published on H-Low-Countries (December, 2018) Commissioned by Hubert P. Van Tuyll (Georgia Regents University)

Author: 
Friso Wielenga
Reviewer: 
Mark Meuwese

Meuwese on Wielenga, 'A History of the Netherlands: From the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day'

Friso Wielenga. A History of the Netherlands: From the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day. Translated from the Dutch by Lynne Richards. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Illustrations, maps. 344 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4725-6959-2; $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-6960-8.

Reviewed by Mark Meuwese (University of Winnipeg) Published on H-Low-Countries (October, 2017) Commissioned by Hubert P. Van Tuyll

Author: 
Debra Higgs Strickland
Reviewer: 
Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard

Cloutier-Blazzard on Strickland, 'The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch: Imagining Antichrist and Others from the Middle Ages to the Reformation'

Debra Higgs Strickland. The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch: Imagining Antichrist and Others from the Middle Ages to the Reformation. Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History Series. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2016. Illustrations. 301 pp. $143.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-909400-55-9.

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