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What About the Moorish Footman? Portrait of a Dutch Nabob as a Dedicated Follower of Fashion

A Taste for Luxury in Early Modern Europe : Display, Acquisition and Boundaries

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...I would like to thank the editors of this book for their constructive comments and also my Dutch colleagues Christaan Jörg, Egge Knol, Wim Meulenkamp, Jan Holwerda, Gerda Huisman and Jort Hottinga for their bibliographical help.In December...

The Visual Arts

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Baroque and Enlightenment Age Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction The relationship between a work of art and the emotions it provokes in the viewer has always been an unstable one. Figurative painting depends on a reciprocal understanding or recognition of facial expression, body language...

Types of Gardens

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...If we leave out gardens made for production of vegetables and fruit, two broad types of garden were made during the period. Each contains several ramifications, however, by which a wider variety of forms of garden can be identified...

Peace, Security, and Deterrence: “The greatest work of civilization”

A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Where the nineteenth century witnessed the rise of organized peace activism in the Anglo-European world, the early twentieth century confirmed a shift to internationalism among these activists. Sandi Cooper defines the turn as one...

Media, Morality and Popular Culture: The Case of the Netherlands, 1870–1965

Twentieth-century Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...One of the most successful branches of Dutch exports over recent decades has been the audiovisual media industry. This may seem quite remarkable for an economic activity that usually depends heavily on language and cultural traditions...

The Thrill of Frozen Water: Class, Gender and Ice-skating in The Netherlands, I600-I900

Water, Leisure and Culture : European Historical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book Chapter

...From the earliest dykes and the United East India Company onwards, water has been viewed as a main source of Dutch identity in terms of political culture and economic success. As a place for leisure pursuits, however, it has been frozen -...

The Case of Nazi Collaborators and Their Families in Post-war Dutch Society

Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond : Disturbing Pasts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Shame and shaming have become key elements that dominate Dutch public discourse on the history of collaboration: people generally believe that after the Second World War ended, a vengeful society shamed, stigmatized and excluded former...

Picturing Work

A Cultural History of Work in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The representation of work generally belongs to a certain iconographical or conceptual tradition, but pictorial tradition and allegory are also useful sources for notions and ideas about work and occupations. This will be clarified...

Work, Skill, and Technology

A Cultural History of Work in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Work commonly involves the use of skills—that much is clear. What often is less clear is which skills are involved in a particular kind of work and how these skills are learned. For the early modern period, these are especially intriguing...

The Arrival of the Welfare State in Twentieth-century Mass Society: The Dutch Case

Twentieth-century Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...At the end of the twentieth century European welfare states had become mature and comprehensive structures. Whereas at the beginning of the century only a small and largely elitist minority of the population was covered by the first...