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.

Recent Discussions

Call for Papers: Visual Print Culture in Europe, 1500-1850: Techniques, Genres, Imagery and Markets in a Comparative Perspective

Visual Print Culture in Europe 1500-1850 aims to draw together scholars with a range of disciplinary skills to discuss the methods, representational forms, and distribution of and audience for visual print media in Europe between 1500 and 1850.

Lecture at Columbia University (New York): In Black and White: Picturing Curaçao’s Dutch Architectural Heritage (April 16, 6-8 p.m.)

In this lecture Marsely Kehoe will be examining the colonial architectural heritage of the city of Willemstad, on the island of Curaçao, former capital of the Dutch West India Company. The physical architecture is in various states of preservation and replication; however, the cityscapes have been preserved in photographs primarily from the late nineteenth century and mid-twentieth century.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Marc Saperstein
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Saperstein, 'Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi Morteira's Sermons to a Congregation of "New Jews"'


Marc Saperstein. Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi Morteira's Sermons to a Congregation of "New Jews". Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2005. xxii + 585 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87820-457-1.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Low-Countries (August, 2008)

Preaching in Spinoza's Amsterdam

Author: 
Maurits Ebben, eds., Simon Groenveld
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on Ebben, 'De Scheldedelta als verbinding en scheiding tussen Noord en Zuid, 1500-1800'


Maurits Ebben, eds., Simon Groenveld. De Scheldedelta als verbinding en scheiding tussen Noord en Zuid, 1500-1800. Maastricht: Shaker Publishing, 2007. 105 pp. EUR 36 (paper), ISBN 978-90-423-0326-3.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge)
Published on H-Low-Countries (January, 2008)

The Forgotten Border

Author: 
Julia Adams
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Adams, 'The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe'


Julia Adams. The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. xi + 235 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3308-5.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Low-Countries (November, 2007)

Historical Sociology vs. History

Author: 
Paul Otto
Reviewer: 
Andrew Lipman

Lipman on Otto, 'The Dutch-Munsee Encounter: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson Valley'


Paul Otto. The Dutch-Munsee Encounter: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson Valley. European Expansion & Global Interaction Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006. Illustrations, maps. xv + 225 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57181-672-6.

Reviewed by Andrew Lipman (Department of History, University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Low-Countries (June, 2007)

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