H-Low-Countries Book Reviews

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)

Author: 
Janny Venema
Reviewer: 
Mark Meuwese

Meuwese on Venema, 'Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664'

Janny Venema. Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. 527 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7914-6080-1; $86.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7914-6079-5.

Reviewed by Mark Meuwese (Department of History, University of Winnipeg) Published on H-Low-Countries (February, 2007)

A Social History of a New Netherland Community

Author: 
Claudia Swan
Reviewer: 
Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard

Cloutier-Blazzard on Swan, 'Art, Science, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Holland: Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629)'

Claudia Swan. Art, Science, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Holland: Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xvii + 254 pp. $87.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82674-7.

Reviewed by Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Low-Countries (January, 2007)

Wit and Witches in the Art of Jacob de Gheyn II

Author: 
Donna C. Mehos
Reviewer: 
Donald Harreld

Harreld on Mehos, 'Science and Culture for Members Only: The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century'

Donna C. Mehos. Science and Culture for Members Only: The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006. 208 pp. $43.74 (paper), ISBN 978-90-5356-739-5.

Reviewed by Donald Harreld (Department of History, Brigham Young University) Published on H-Low-Countries (January, 2007)

The Rise and Decline of a Private Zoo

Author: 
CÖ¡tia Antunes
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Antunes, 'Globalisation in the Early Modern Period: The Economic Relationship between Amsterdam and Lisbon, 1640-1705'

CÖ¡tia Antunes. Globalisation in the Early Modern Period: The Economic Relationship between Amsterdam and Lisbon, 1640-1705. Amsterdam: Aksant, 2004. Illustrations + index. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-90-5260-164-9.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Low-Countries (November, 2006)

A Historical Example of Globalization?

Author: 
Louis Sicking
Reviewer: 
Jason Harris

Harris on Sicking, 'Neptune and the Netherlands: State, Economy, and War at Sea in the Renaissance'

Louis Sicking. Neptune and the Netherlands: State, Economy, and War at Sea in the Renaissance. Leiden: Brill, 2004. xxii + 552 pp. $198.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-13850-6.

Reviewed by Jason Harris (Department of History, University College Cork, Ireland) Published on H-Low-Countries (November, 2006)

The Key to the Netherlands

Author: 
Antal SzÖ¡ntay
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on SzÖ¡ntay, 'Regionalpolitik im alten Europa: dieVerwaltungsreformen Josephs II. in Ungarn, in der Lombardei und in den Ö¶sterreichischen Niederlanden 1785-1790'

Antal SzÖ¡ntay. Regionalpolitik im alten Europa: dieVerwaltungsreformen Josephs II. in Ungarn, in der Lombardei und in den Ö¶sterreichischen Niederlanden 1785-1790. Budapest: AkadÖ©miai KiadÖ³, 2005. 490 pp. EUR 40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-05-8219-3.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge University) Published on H-Low-Countries (October, 2006)

Joseph II's Reformabsolutismus: Principled and Unprecedented?

Author: 
Andrea Pearson
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Pearson, 'Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350-1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance'

Andrea Pearson. Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350-1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. Illustrations + index. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-5154-3.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Low-Countries (October, 2006)

Startling Beginning for a Convincing Perspective

Author: 
Paul Arblaster
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on Arblaster, 'A History of the Low Countries'

Paul Arblaster. A History of the Low Countries. Palgrave Essential Histories Series New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. xiv + 298 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4039-4828-1; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-4827-4.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge University) Published on H-Low-Countries (October, 2006)

A Vision of the Golden Delta

Author: 
Benno Barnard et al
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on et al, 'How Can One Not Be Interested in Belgian History: War, Language and Consensus in Belgium Since 1830'

Benno Barnard et al. How Can One Not Be Interested in Belgian History: War, Language and Consensus in Belgium Since 1830. Gent: Academia Press, 2005. 152 pp. EUR 15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-382-0816-9.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge University) Published on H-Low-Countries (March, 2006)

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