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

H-Low Countries is actively recruiting reviewers for its book reviews program. Please see the original CFR for details: https://networks.h-net.org/node/7833/discussions/69501/call-reviewers

Recent Discussions

Low Countries Seminar: Vera Keller (Oregon) on 'The World of Cornelis Drebbel (1572-1633): Transnational Science and Dutch Historiography' (IHR London, 29 May 2015, 5:15)

The last Low Countries Seminar of this academic session will take place tomorrow at 5:15pm in the Past and Present Room (202) of the Institute for Historical Research, London. Vera Keller (Oregon) will be speaking on 'The World of Cornelis Drebbel (1572-1633): Transnational Science and Dutch Historiography'. Reception afterwards. All welcome!

REVIEW: Martoccio on Deitz, Kircher, Reid, eds., _Neo-Latin and the Humanities: Essays in Honour of Charles E. Fantazzi_

H-Low Countries crossposts reviews from other H-Net networks that may be germane to the interests of our members. The following review recently appeared on H-Italy.

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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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