New open access book: From Revolt to Riches: Culture and History of the Low Countries, 1500–1700

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UCL Press is delighted to announce a new open access book that may be of interest to readers of this list,  From Revolt to Riches: Culture and History of the Low Countries, 1500–1700. Download it free, or purchase print from: https://goo.gl/9xLBaI

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From Revolt to Riches: Culture and History of the Low Countries, 1500–1700

Edited by Theo Hermans and Reinier Salverda

Series Editor: Ulrich Tiedau

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This fascinating collection investigates the culture and history of the Low Countries in the 16th and 17th centuries from both international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The period was one of extraordinary upheaval and change, as the combined impact of Renaissance, Reformation and Revolt resulted in the radically new conditions – political, economic and intellectual – of the Dutch Republic in its Golden Age. While many aspects of this rich and nuanced era have been studied before, the emphasis of this volume is on a series of interactions and interrelations: between communities and their varying but often cognate languages; between different but overlapping spheres of human activity; between culture and history.

The chapters are written by historians, linguists, bibliographers, art historians and literary scholars based in the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain and the United States. In continually crossing disciplinary, linguistic and national boundaries, while keeping the culture and history of the Low Countries in the Renaissance and Golden Age in focus, this book opens up new and often surprising perspectives on a region all the more intriguing for the very complexity of its entanglements.

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