From Revolt to Riches: Culture and History of the Low Countries, 1500–1700 (Global Dutch Series)
Edited by Theo Hermans and Reinier Salverda | March 2017
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About the book
This 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.
About the editors
Theo Hermans is Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature at UCL, and Director of the UCL Centre for Translation Studies. He is also the editor of A Literary History of the Low Countries (2009).
Reinier Salverda is Honorary Professor of Dutch Language and Literature at UCL. He came to UCL in 1989 after studying in Amsterdam and at MIT, and then teaching at the Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta. He is Deputy Editor of the Dutch-Flemish yearbook The Low Countries and Honorary Research Fellow of the Fryske Akademy in the Netherlands.