Download Free Literature of the Low Countries PDF by Reinder P. Meijer Full Book and published by Assen : Van Gorcum. This book was released on 1971 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free Literature of the Low Countries PDF by Reinder Meijer Full Book and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In any definition of terms, Dutch literature must be taken to mean all literature written in Dutch, thus excluding literature in Frisian, even though Friesland is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the same way as literature in Welsh would be excluded from a history of English literature. Simi larly, literature in Afrikaans (South African Dutch) falls outside the scope of this book, as Afrikaans from the moment of its birth out of seventeenth-century Dutch grew up independently and must be regarded as a language in its own right. . Dutc:h literature, then, is the literature written in Dutch as spoken in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the so-called Flemish part of the Kingdom of Belgium, that is the area north of the linguistic frontier which runs east-west through Belgium passing slightly south of Brussels. For the modern period this definition is clear anough, but for former times it needs some explanation. What do we mean, for example, when we use the term 'Dutch' for the medieval period? In the Middle Ages there was no standard Dutch language, and when the term 'Dutch' is used in a medieval context it is a kind of collective word indicating a number of different but closely related Frankish dialects. The most important of those were the dialects of the duchies of Limburg and Brabant, and of the counties of Flanders and Holland.
Download Free Illness and Literature in the Low Countries PDF by Jaap Grave Full Book and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2015-12-09 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From as early as classical antiquity there has been an interplay between literature and medicine. The first book of Homer's Ilias recounts the plague that swept the camp of the Achaeans. While this instance concerns a full-length book, it is the aphorism that is of greater importance as a literary technique for the dissemination of medical knowledge, from the "Corpus Hippocraticum" of antiquity until the "Aphorismi de cognoscendis et curandis morbis" (1715) by Herman Boerhaave. In addition, the subject of illness and its impact on mankind was explored by great numbers of poetic scholars and scholarly poets.This collection offers fourteen articles which all highlight the relation between disease and literature. It entails a first-ever overview of Dutch-language research in this field, whereby the literary and cultural functions of medical knowledge and the poetics of medical and literary writing are in the focus.
Download Free Literature, Language, and Multiculturalism in Scandinavia and the Low Countries PDF by Wolfgang Behschnitt Full Book and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literature, Language, and Multiculturalism in Scandinavia and the Low Countries presents a ground-breaking comparative approach to the study of multicultural literature. Focusing on the development of migration literature in Sweden, Denmark, Flanders, and the Netherlands, the volume argues that the political and institutional preconditions for the development of ‘multicultural’ literatures are still given within the frame of the nation-state. As a consequence, both the field of ‘migration literature’ and the (multi-)lingual quality of literary texts are shaped differently in each state and in each language area. The volume delineates the development of multicultural literature in Scandinavia and the Low Countries as a function of the specific language situations in these countries as well as the various political, institutional, and discursive contexts. This book not only offers a comprehensive theoretical and methodological analysis of multilingualism and multicultural literature, but also provides overviews sketching the discourse on multiculturalism, language and the development of the literary field in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Flanders. Besides it presents a broad range of in-depth analyses of selected literary texts from each of these countries.
Download Free Narratives of Low Countries History and Culture PDF by Jane Fenoulhet Full Book and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2016-11-07 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection explores the ways in which our understanding of the past in Dutch history and culture can be rethought to consider not only how it forms part of the present but how it can relate also to the future. Divided into three parts – The Uses of Myth and History, The Past as Illumination of Cultural Context, and Historiography in Focus – this book seeks to demonstrate the importance of the past by investigating the transmission of culture and its transformations. It reflects on the history of historiography and looks critically at the products of the historiographic process, such as Dutch and Afrikaans literary history. The chapters cover a range of disciplines and approaches: some authors offer a broad view of a particular period, such as Jonathan Israel's contribution on myth and history in the ideological politics of the Dutch Golden Age, while others zoom in on specific genres, texts or historical moments, such as Benjamin Schmidt’s study of the doolhof, a word that today means ‘labyrinth’ but once described a 17th-century educational amusement park. This volume, enlightening and home to multiple paths of enquiry leading in different directions, is an excellent example of what a past-present doolhof might look like.
Download Free Montaigne and the Low Countries (1580-1700) PDF by Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007-04-30 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume studies the Netherlandish presence in Montaigne’s Essays, represented by Erasmus and Lipsius. It also deals with Montaigne’s translations and editions in the Dutch Golden Age, and his readership: Scaliger, Hooft, Cats, the painter Pieter van Veen and many others.
Download Free Medieval Religious Women in the Low Countries PDF by Wybren Scheepsma Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2004 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A case study of the Chapter of Windesheim and the texts produced there illuminates the female spiritual experience of the Modern Devotion, a northern European movement of the late fourteenth century.
Download Free Discord and Consensus in the Low Countries, 1700-2000 PDF by Jane Fenoulhet Full Book and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2016-05-02 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All countries, regions and institutions are ultimately built on a degree of consensus, on a collective commitment to a concept, belief or value system. This consensus is continuously rephrased and reinvented through a narrative of cohesion and challenged by expressions of discontent and discord. The history of the Low Countries is characterised by both a striving for consensus and eruptions of discord, both internally and from external challenges. This interdisciplinary volume explores consensus and discord in a Low Countries context along broad cultural, linguistic and historical lines. Disciplines represented include early-modern and contemporary history; art history; film; literature; and translation scholars from both the Low Countries and beyond.
Download Free Early Modern Women in the Low Countries PDF by Susan Broomhall Full Book and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2011 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Employing an innovative range of materials from written sources to artworks, material objects, heritage sites and urban precincts, and combining historical, historiographical, museological, and touristic analysis, this study investigates how late medieval and early modern women of the Low Countries expressed themselves, how they were represented by contemporaries, and how they have been interpreted in modern academic and popular contexts.
Download Free Contemporary Explorations in the Culture of the Low Countries PDF by William Z. Shetter Full Book and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 1996 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An all inclusive study of Netherlandic culture.
Download Free Urban Theatre in the Low Countries, 1400-1625 PDF by Elsa Strietman Full Book and published by Brepols Pub. This book was released on 2006 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays by international scholars focuses on the vernacular urban culture of the Chambers of Rhetoric in the Low Countries of the 15th and 16th centuries. The volume sets the Rhetoricians' drama in the cultural life of the provinces during a period dominated by ruling foreign dynasties.
Download Free The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 3, The Renaissance PDF by George Alexander Kennedy Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 790 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1999 volume was the first to explore as part of an unbroken continuum the critical legacy both of the humanist rediscovery of ancient learning and of its neoclassical reformulation. Focused on what is arguably the most complex phase in the transmission of the Western literary-critical heritage, the book encompasses those issues that helped shape the way European writers thought about literature from the late Middle Ages to the late seventeenth century. These issues touched almost every facet of Western intellectual endeavour, as well as the historical, cultural, social, scientific, and technological contexts in which that activity evolved. From the interpretative reassessment of the major ancient poetic texts, this volume addresses the emergence of the literary critic in Europe by exploring poetics, prose fiction, contexts of criticism, neoclassicism, and national developments. Sixty-one chapters by internationally respected scholars are supported by an introduction, detailed bibliographies for further investigation and a full index.
Download Free Crossing Cultures PDF by Tom Toremans Full Book and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crossing Cultures brings together scholars in the field of reception and translation studies to chart the individual and institutional agencies that determined the reception of Anglophone authors in the Dutch and Belgian literary fields in the course of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays offer a variety of angles from which nineteenth-century literary dynamics in the Low Countries can be studied. The first two parts discuss the reception of Anglophone literature in the Netherlands and Belgium, respectively, while the third part focuses exclusively on the Dutch translation of women writers.
Download Free History of the Low Countries PDF by J. C. H. Blom Full Book and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2006-06 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The history of the smaller European countries is rather neglected in the teaching of European history at university level. We are therefore pleased to announce the publication of the first comprehensive history of the Low Countries - in English - from Roman Times to the present. Remaining politically and culturally fragmented, with its inhabitants speaking Dutch, French, Frisian, and German, the Low Countries offer a fascinating picture of European history en miniature. For historical reasons, parts of northern France and western Germany also have to be included in the "Low Countries," a term that must remain both broad and fluid, a convenient label for a region which has seldom, if ever, composed a unified whole. In earlier ages it as even more difficult to the region set parameters, again reflecting Europe as a whole, when tribes and kingdoms stretched across expanses not limited to the present states of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Nevertheless, its parts did demonstrate many common traits and similar developments that differentiated them from surrounding countries and lent them a distinct character. Internationally, the region often served both as a mediator for and a buffer to the surrounding great powers, France, Britain, and Germany; an important role still played today as Belgium and the Netherlands have increasingly become involved in the broader process of European integration, in which they often share the same interest and follow parallel policies. This highly illustrated volume serves as an ideal introduction to the rich history of the Low Countries for students and the generally interested reader alike.
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