Temptation in the Archives: Essays in Golden Age Dutch Culture

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UCL Press, Jun 4, 2015 - History - 160 pages
Temptation in the Archives is a collection of essays by Lisa Jardine, that takes readers on a journey through the Dutch Golden Age. Through the study of such key figures as Sir Constantjin Huygens, a Dutch polymath and diplomat, we begin to see the Anglo-Dutch cultural connections that formed during this period against the backdrop of unfolding political events in England.Temptation in the Archives paints a picture of a unique relationship between the Netherlands and England in the 17th century forged through a shared experience – and reveals the lessons we can learn from it today.

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Six recent lectures by Lisa Jardine, collected in one handy volume. Each focuses on the Huygens family and the role of its members in the Anglo-Dutch cultural and political exchanges of the late ... Read full review

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Lisa Jardine CBE (1944-2015) was Professor of Renaissance Studies at UCL, and Director of the UCL Centre for Editing Lives and Letters. She was the author of many works, including Going Dutch, Ingenious Pursuits and Worldly Goods

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