Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) https://emlc-journal.org/ <p><em>Early Modern Low Countries</em> (EMLC) is a multidisciplinary, open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries. We publish state-of-the-art scholarship on any aspect of the turbulent history of this region between 1500 and 1830, from a variety of perspectives. <em>EMLC</em> appears in two annual installments. 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 can visit the archive 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 License</a> 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>Authors are explicitly encouraged to deposit their article in their institutional repository. earlymodernlowcountries@gmail.com (David van der Linden) info@openjournals.nl (openjournals) Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Daniel Bellingradt, Vernetzte Papiermärkte. Einblicke in den Amsterdamer Handel mit Papier im 18. Jahrhundert https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9404 Frank Birkenholz Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9404 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Karen Hollewand, The Banishment of Beverland. Sex, Sin, and Scholarship in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9405 Richard Calis Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9405 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Jan Simonis, Jaap Kottman, and Hans van Bemmel (eds.) Elsenburg, de verdwenen buitenplaats. Het ontstaan van het buitenleven aan de Vecht https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9406 Alette Fleischer Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9406 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Petra Groen, Olaf van Nimwegen, Ronald Prud’homme van Reine, Louis Sicking, and Adri van Vliet, The Eighty Years War. From Revolt to Regular War 1568-1648 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9407 Jelmer Rotteveel Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9407 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Jan Hengstmengel, Jos Babeliowsky, C.L. Heesakkers (†), and H.J.H. Mooren (†) (eds.), Gens Schotana IV. 20 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9408 Dirk van Miert Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9408 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Amber Oomen-Delhaye, De Amsterdamse Schouwburg als politiek strijdtoneel. Theater, opinievorming en de (r)evolutie van Romeinse helden (1780-1801) https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9409 Wyger Velema Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9409 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Non-Dutch Petitions in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Atlantic https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9400 <div class="authors"> <p>This article argues for the centrality of petitions for colonial administration in the Dutch Atlantic. Moreover, through a study of non-Dutch petitioners, it demonstrates the diversity of individuals that exercised influence on colonial decision-making. This adds an important understanding of political exchanges to the well-established understanding of the Atlantic world as based on inter-imperial, cross-cultural, and multi-ethnic economic exchanges. The colonial inhabitants did not stand idly by as decisions in and from the European metropole or West India Company (WIC) administrators invaded their lives, but instead actively attempted to influence the rules and regulations that governed them. The space that allowed for this on-the-spot negotiation between the colonial government and those individuals it governed was open to virtually everybody and the topics covered were equally as varied, ranging from local decentralized authority to regulations for colonial commodities and issues of religion.</p> </div> Joris van den Tol Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9400 Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Discrediting the Dutch https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9401 <div class="authors"> <p>Recent historiography has demonstrated how Istanbul became part of a European media landscape in the seventeenth century. This article argues that European countries not only targeted the Ottoman Porte but also tried to reach Arabic-speaking audiences in other major Ottoman cities, such as Aleppo. It does so through an analysis of a remarkable source, an Arabic manuscript pamphlet written by a Frenchman in Aleppo in January 1673, which tells the story of the exploits of Louis XIV in the Dutch Republic during the Year of Disaster. The article will demonstrate the ways in which the French author attempted to discredit the Dutch in the eyes of the inhabitants of Aleppo. An attached Arabic translation of a Neolatin political fable in verse shows the way by which the author imported a European discourse and a European way of influencing audiences to seventeenth-century Syria. The French saw benefits in expanding their ‘image battle’ into the Ottoman Empire and made a conscious attempt to make their propaganda as effective as possible. By studying this pamphlet, we can also further our understanding of the way early modern pamphleteers considered their audiences.</p> </div> Rosanne Baars, Josephine van den Bent Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9401 Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Disputed State, Contested Hospitality https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9403 <div class="authors"> <p>In December 1584, the States-General of the Union of Utrecht dispatched a special embassy to Paris to offer King Henry III of France the titular rule of their estates. Henry was to replace Philip II of Spain, the legitimate overlord of the seventeen provinces, whom the States-General had deposed in July 1581 in direct violation of the sacred institution of the monarchy. Although largely overlooked by historians, the special embassy provides a fascinating insight into the intricate European ramifications of the Union of Utrecht’s search for overlordship prior to the foundation of the Dutch Republic in April 1588. This article focuses on the divided reception of the special embassy to France from the perspective of the Union of Utrecht, especially among the powerful nobility of Holland, many of whom shared anti-French sentiments, and from the vantage point of the English and Spanish ambassadors in Paris, who tried to either intervene or obstruct the Dutch-French negotiations in a bid to alter Europe’s balance of power to their advantage. By bringing together dispatches and the reported reactions of Dutch, English, and Spanish emissaries that have not been studied in detail before, and never alongside each other, this article argues that Henry III’s calculated and pragmatic use of diplomatic ceremony played a defining role in managing the fraught relations between France and the Union of Utrecht, Spain, England, and the other Catholic powers at the French court.</p> </div> Bram van Leuveren Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9403 Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Locating Early Modern Women’s Participation in the Public Sphere of Botany https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9402 <div class="authors"> <p>Although we are frequently confronted with an image of early modern Dutch women as existing primarily, if not exclusively, within the realm of household management, the reality was far more nuanced. A case study of Agnes Block (1629-1704) shows that by focusing on relationships, she succeeded in participating in the creation and dissemination of knowledge of botany in the public sphere and achieved recognition in that sphere, notwithstanding the institutional limits imposed upon her due to her gender. By adapting our methodological and analytical frameworks, in this case by looking to social networks and the power of print media, we can recover the stories of early modern women that are otherwise obscured in the archives and write them into history.</p> </div> Catherine Powell Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://emlc-journal.org/article/view/9402 Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100