Literary cultures and public opinion in the Low Countries, 1450-1650
- edited by Jan Bloemendal, Arjan van Dixhoorn, Elsa Strietman.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
- Physical description
- x, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Brill's studies in intellectual history v. 197.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- List of Illustrations Preface, Jan Bloemendal, Arjan van Dixhoorn and Elsa Strietman
- 1. Literary Cultures and Public Opinion in the Early Modern Low Countries, Jan Bloemendal and Arjan van Dixhoorn
- 2. 'You serve me well': Representations of Gossip, Newsmongering and Public Opinion in the Plays of Cornelis Everaert, Samuel Mareel
- 3. 'Please Do Not Mind the Crudeness of its Weave': Literature, Gender and the Polemic Authority of Anna Bijns, Judith Kessler
- 4. The Morality of Hypocrisy: Gnapheus's Latin Play Hypocrisis and the Lutheran Reformation, Verena Demoed
- 5. Playing to the Public, Playing with Opinion: Latin and Vernacular Dutch History Drama by Heinsius and Duym, Juliette Groenland
- 6. Hugo Grotius in Praise of Jacobus Arminius: Arminian Readers of an Epicedium in the Dutch Republic and England, Moniek van Oosterhout
- 7. Manuscript Pamphlets and Made-Up Performances: New Sources and Challenges in the Study of Public Opinion, Nelleke Moser
- 8. 'The Cry of the Royal Blood': Revenge Tragedy and the Stuart Cause in the Dutch Republic, 1649-1660, Helmer Helmers
- 9. 'A Vile and Scandalous Ditty': Popular Song and Public Opinion in a Seventeenth-Century Dutch Village Conflict, Joke Spaans
- 10. Early Modern Literary Cultures and Public Opinion: An Epilogue in the Form of a Discussion, Jan Bloemendal and Arjan van Dixhoorn Bibliography About the authors Index of Names and Subjects.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In the early modern Low Countries, literary culture functioned on several levels simultaneously: it provided learning, pleasure, and entertainment while also shaping public debate. From a ditty in Dutch sung in the streets to a funeral poem in Latin composed to be read for or by intimate friends, from a play performed for a prince to a comedy written for pupils - literary texts and performances often dealt with highly controversial topics of religion or politics, on a local or national, but also on a supranational scale. This volume sets out to analyse the role and function of literary culture in the formation of early modern public opinion, and proposes ways in which a modern scholar might approach early modern works of literature and other traces of literary culture to explore early modern public opinion making. The cases presented in this volume bring the Dutch and Latin literary cultures of the Low Countries in the focus of international debates on the history of public opinion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Dutch literature > 1500-1800 > History and criticism.
- Latin literature, Medieval and modern > Benelux countries > History and criticism.
- Public opinion in literature.
- Literature and society > Benelux countries > History > 16th century.
- Literature and society > Benelux countries > History > 17th century.
- Public opinion > Benelux countries > History > 16th century.
- Public opinion > Benelux countries > History > 17th century.
- Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
- Benelux countries > Intellectual life > 16th century.
- Benelux countries > Intellectual life > 17th century.
- Publication date
- Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 197
- 9789004206168 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 9004206167 (hardback : alk. paper)
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