Myth in History, History in Myth (Brill's Studies in by Laura Cruz, Willem Frijhoff

By Laura Cruz, Willem Frijhoff

In 1975, a bunch of Dutch and British students released a convention quantity of accrued essays entitled Some Political Mythologies. That convention sought to check the political delusion as an item of old research, quite within the context of the tumultuous and unprecedented background of the Low nations. Thirty years later, a extra varied workforce of students accumulated to reconsider the heritage of Dutch myth-making in mild of advancements in theoretical and methodological techniques to knowing the position of myths in nationwide id, ethical geography, and group formation. the result of their efforts look during this quantity, Myth in historical past: heritage in Myth. The essays hide advancements in heritage, anthropology, cartography, philosophy, artwork background, and literature as they pertain to how the Dutch traditionally perceived those myths and the way the myths were handled via past generations of historians.

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In 1659, the Elector of Brandenburg and his wife and Amalia von Solms visited the city of Amsterdam. The City Fathers, mindful of the anticipated restoration of the monarchy in England and the close family links between Stuart and Orange, had the playwright Jan Vos organise a spectacle for their entertainment. A procession of floats, some displaying the virtues of the succession of Orange stadholders, made their way through the city. The fourteenth float represented William III with the alluring figure of 41 Ware Interest van Holland (1662), 125, 130 (Knuttel no.

41 The notion of gratitude as the source of the Orange stadholderate and captain generalcy was to become sufficiently widespread as to be assimilated by foreign commentators. 42 Drama also emphasised the theme of gratitude. In 1661 the Zeeland dramatist Claerbout published a play about the siege and capture of Middelburg in which the courage and self sacrifice of William I was the key theme. 43 In or about 1669 Arent Roggeveen had published his Nederlantsche Treur-spel synde de Verkrachte Belgica.

Vol 2 (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1926), 41–42. 22 donald j. harreld prefatory sonnet. Within the year, several full accounts of the voyage appeared in Dutch, and by 1602 accounts in French, German, and Latin came out. The first English version of van Noort’s voyage appeared in 1625 and was contained in Purchas his Pilgrimes. 18 Spilbergen and Schouten also published accounts of their exploits soon after returning to the Netherlands (Le Maire died on the return voyage, so his father published the account attributed to him a few years later than Schouten’s).

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