Early Modern Low Countries https://emlc-journal.org/ <p><em>Early Modern Low Countries</em> (EMLC) is a leading open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries. We publish multidisciplinary and state-of-the-art scholarship on any aspect of the turbulent history of this region between 1500 and 1830. The journal has its origins in a cooperation between two former journals on the Low Countries, <em>De Zeventiende Eeuw</em> and <em>De Achttiende Eeuw</em>. You may visit the archives of <em>DZE </em><a href="http://www.dbnl.org/titels/tijdschriften/tijdschrift.php?id=_zev001zeve01">here</a> and those of <em>DAE</em> <a href="http://www.dbnl.org/titels/tijdschriften/tijdschrift.php?id=_doc003docu01">here</a>.</p> en-US <p>Authors who publish with <em>EMLC</em> agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a> (CC BY 4.0) or a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Commons NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a> (CC BY-NC 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> </ol> <p>Authors are explicitly encouraged to deposit their article in their institutional repository.</p> earlymodernlowcountries@gmail.com (David van der Linden) info@openjournals.nl (openjournals) Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Lelia Packer and Ashok Roy, Frans Hals. The male portrait https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13425 John Bezold Copyright (c) 2022 John Bezold https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13425 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Guido van Meersbergen, Ethnography and Encounter. The Dutch and English in Seventeenth-Century South Asia https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13426 Adam J. Clulow Copyright (c) 2022 Adam J. Clulow https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13426 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Tonio Andrade, The Dutch Mission of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with China https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13427 Trude Dijkstra Copyright (c) 2022 Trude Dijkstra https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13427 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Joke Spaans and Jetze Touber (eds.), Enlightened Religion. From Confessional Churches to Polite Piety in the Dutch Republic https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13428 Jaap Geraerts Copyright (c) 2022 Jaap Geraerts https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13428 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Elwin Hofman, Trials of the Self. Murder, Mayhem and the Remaking of the Mind, 1750-1830 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13429 Tom Hamilton Copyright (c) 2022 Tom Hamilton https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13429 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Angela Vanhaelen, The Moving Statues of Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam. Automata, Waxworks, Fountains, Labyrinths https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13430 Helmer Helmers Copyright (c) 2022 Helmer Helmers https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13430 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Christine Kooi, Reformation in the Low Countries, 1500-1620 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13431 Renske Hoff Copyright (c) 2022 Renske Hoff https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13431 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Raymond Fagel, Protagonists of War. Spanish Commanders and the Revolt in the Low Countries https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13432 David Parrott Copyright (c) 2022 David Parrott https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13432 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Bruno Blondé, Sam Geens, Hilde Greefs, Wouter Ryckbosch, Tim Soens, and Peter Stabel (eds.), Inequality and the City in the Low Countries (1200-2020) https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13433 Bob Pierik Copyright (c) 2022 Bob Pierik https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13433 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Ruben E. Verwaal, Bodily Fluids, Chemistry, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-century Boerhaave School https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13434 Sara Ray Copyright (c) 2022 Sara Ray https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13434 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Christopher W. Close, State Formation and Shared Sovereignty. The Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic, 1488-1696 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13435 Annemieke Romein Copyright (c) 2022 Annemieke Romein https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13435 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Martha Moffitt Peacock, Heroines, Harpies, and Housewives. Imaging Women of Consequence in the Dutch Golden Age https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13436 Lieke van Deinsen Copyright (c) 2022 Lieke van Deinsen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13436 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 René van Stipriaan, De Zwijger. Het Leven van Willem van Oranje https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13437 Jonas van Tol Copyright (c) 2022 Jonas van Tol https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/13437 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Orientalist Ambivalence https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/12390 <p>This article compares the first two Dutch translations of the Qur’an printed in the Dutch Republic: <em>De Arabische Alkoran </em>(1641) published by Barent Adriaensz Berentsma and <em>Mahomets Alkoran </em>(1657) published by Jan Rieuwertsz. It builds upon previous bibliographic research by quantifying the abbreviation of the Surahs in the two editions, identifying the sources of the paratexts, and describing the different strategies for translation. This analysis reveals how different editing choices reflect contradictory ideological attitudes among the publishers and translators involved. These producers of the first Qur’an translations echoed the widespread hostility towards Islam in Western discourses while also highlighting the peaceful nature of Muhammad and the similarities between the Bible and the Qur’an. This ‘Orientalist ambivalence’ not only resonated in local debates about freedom of conscience among Amsterdam Mennonites, but also signalled a more fundamental epistemological uncertainty following the rise of Cartesianism in the Dutch Early Enlightenment.</p> Lucas van der Deijl Copyright (c) 2022 Lucas van der Deijl https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/12390 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Supporting the Waldensians https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/11457 <p>Early modern aid to foreign fellow believers is usually seen as an expression of confessional solidarity, initiated by and through religious networks. By studying four collections organised in the Dutch Republic between 1655 and 1731 in aid of Waldensians persecuted in Savoy, this article argues for a broadening of our perspective on transnational aid beyond the narrow confines of religious solidarity. It investigates the role of the Dutch civil authorities in the provision of transnational aid to foreign Protestants, through an analysis of the decision-making process that followed aid requests, the manner in which charitable collections were organised, and how the resulting proceeds were used. Even if aid was only given to fellow believers, for the Dutch authorities such aid was never merely a question of confessional solidarity: it was first and foremost an instrument of national foreign policy. This adds an important dimension to our understanding of transnational aid to foreign fellow believers.</p> Erica Boersma Copyright (c) 2022 Erica Boersma https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/11457 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 In Search of Republican Unity https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/11133 <p>The importance of the Dutch Revolution of the late eighteenth century for political developments in the Northern Netherlands is still contested. Most historians view the period as the starting point of a number of democratic institutions, including elections. Others have pointed out, however, that the nineteenth century shows a remarkable amount of continuity in political practice with the early modern period, and have therefore questioned the impact of political change. Scholarship on the political system during the revolutionary era has paid little attention to the exclusion of a specific group from electoral politics: political opponents of the revolution. The debates on the question of whether Orangists should have access to the ballot were intense in the Northern Netherlands, where a political struggle between Patriots and Orangists had been taking place since the 1780s. Through a consideration of why the Dutch revolutionaries placed such electoral barriers against their political adversaries (mainly Orangists, but for a brief period also moderates and federalists), this essay argues that this period ought to be viewed with its particular revolutionary character in mind, rather than considering it simply as a period that relied on old practices or one that gave birth to new ones.</p> Mart Rutjes Copyright (c) 2022 Mart Rutjes https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/11133 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Popular Song Topics in the Dutch Republic https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/10908 <p>This article investigates popular topics and topical fluctuations in a diachronic corpus of 43,772 Dutch songs, all written between 1550 and 1750, contained within the Dutch Song Database. Computational methods such as topic modelling are used to analyse the relationship between topical changes and cultural-historical developments. Two cultural trends are used as case studies: the role of Petrarchism, and the articulation of a patriotic identity in early modern Dutch song culture. Furthermore, this data-driven approach reveals how subcategories can be defined within the existing but incomplete genre classification in the song collection. The results obtained contribute to a better understanding of the richness of the Dutch Song Database, and will facilitate the use of the song collection by future users.</p> Alie Lassche Copyright (c) 2022 Alie Lassche https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/10908 Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100