CONFERENCE: Amsterdam as Haven for Religious Refugees in the Early Modern Period (10, 11, 12 November, Amsterdam, hybrid)

In the 17th century Amsterdam became a hotbed of religious exchange, as religious exiles from all over the continent flocked to the Netherlands and especially its capital city because of relatively lax laws on religious expression and publishing. One center of such exchange was the so-called House with the Heads on Keizersgracht, the home of Louis de Geer and later his son Laurens. Both men acted as patrons to a variety of religious free thinkers and reformers. Figures such as Jan Comenius, Friedrich Breckling and Christian Hoburg gathered in the de Geer home to discuss their ideas.

Author: 
Mary Lindemann
Reviewer: 
Donald Harreld

Harreld on Lindemann, 'The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790'

Mary Lindemann. The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 374 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07443-9.

Reviewed by Donald Harreld (Brigham Young University) Published on H-Urban (October, 2015) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

The Virtues of Merchant Republics

Author: 
Maja Korac
Reviewer: 
Kaja Shonick Glahn

Shonick Glahn on Korac, 'Remaking Home: Reconstructing Life, Place and Identity in Rome and Amsterdam'

Maja Korac. Remaking Home: Reconstructing Life, Place and Identity in Rome and Amsterdam. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. x + 186 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-391-6.

Reviewed by Kaja Shonick Glahn (Salzburg Global Initiative and City University London ) Published on H-Urban (November, 2010) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

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)

Author: 
Mercedes GarcÖ­a-Arenal, Gerard Wiegers
Reviewer: 
Matt Goldish

Goldish on GarcÖ­a-Arenal and Wiegers, 'A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe'

Mercedes GarcÖ­a-Arenal, Gerard Wiegers. A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. xxiv + 173 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-7225-9.

Reviewed by Matt Goldish (Department of History, Ohio State University) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2003)

Author: 
Geert Mak
Reviewer: 
Cornelis Disco

Disco on Mak, 'Amsterdam'

Geert Mak. Amsterdam. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000. xiii + 338 pp. $31.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-00331-6.

Reviewed by Cornelis Disco (Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands) Published on H-Urban (September, 2001)

Author: 
Nancy Stieber
Reviewer: 
pierre yves saunier

saunier on Stieber, 'Housing Design and Society in Amsterdam: Reconfiguring Urban Order and Identity, 1900-1920'

Nancy Stieber. Housing Design and Society in Amsterdam: Reconfiguring Urban Order and Identity, 1900-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. viii + 386 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-77417-6.

Reviewed by pierre yves saunier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyons, France) Published on H-Urban (May, 1999)

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