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Baruch Spinoza: Radical Republican

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Human society can thus be formed without any alienation of natural right, and the contract can be preserved in its entirety with complete fidelity, only if every person transfers all the power they possess to society, and society alone...

Burning issues

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Genre paintings of the Dutch Golden Age give an impression of seventeenth-century interiors in Holland. Several of these paintings – for example by Jan Steen (1626–79) and Pieter de Hooch (1629–84) – show inhabitants eating, drinking...

The spectre of historicism: A discourse of fear

Herman Paul

Herman Paul is Professor of the History of the Humanities at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is the author of Key Issues in Historical Theory (2015) and Hayden White: The Historical Imagination (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historicism : A Travelling Concept

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Abstract Historians of historicism have done a lot to uncover the various meanings associated with the term. By contrast, the rhetorical uses of this emotionally charged term, especially in contexts of controversy, have never received...

Corporate Slavery in Seventeenth-Century New York

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...New York and its Dutch predecessor New Netherland have been shaped since their foundation by the presence of African and Native American slaves. Yet, at first sight, New York, which was part of the Middle Colonies, did not seem...

Johan Huizinga

Wessel Krul

Wessel Krul is Professor Emeritus Modern Cultural History, University of Groningen, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Johan Huizinga was born in Groningen, the Netherlands, on December 7, 1872. He was educated at the universities of Groningen and Leipzig. His doctorate dates from 1897. After some years as a grammar school teacher, he taught...

Autobiography and Other Life Narratives

Marijke Huisman

Marijke Huisman is Assistant Professor of Public History, Education and Civic Engagement at Utrecht University, the Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction The Oxford English Dictionary defines “autobiography” as “an account of a person’s life given by himself or herself, esp. one published in book form” ( OED Online 2020). But not all accounts of lives in book form are labeled...