From Criminal to Courtier: The Soldier in Netherlandish Art 1550-1672

From Criminal to Courtier: The Soldier in Netherlandish Art 1550-1672

by David Kunzle
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004123695

ISBN-13: 9789004123694

Pub. Date: 09/27/2002

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

At once military, social and art history, this book elucidates various visual media, much of it little known, that denounce military cruelty in the Netherlands of the 16th and 17th century. This unique Netherlands specialty contrasts with Rubens' glorification of war, and its justification in patriotic siege prints, Scipio Africanus, and the "courtiers" of the

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At once military, social and art history, this book elucidates various visual media, much of it little known, that denounce military cruelty in the Netherlands of the 16th and 17th century. This unique Netherlands specialty contrasts with Rubens' glorification of war, and its justification in patriotic siege prints, Scipio Africanus, and the "courtiers" of the civic guard groups and Ter Borch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004123694
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/27/2002
Series:
History of Warfare Series, #10
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.66(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: The Dutch between Militarism and Anti-Militarism in the "Century of the Soldier"

Part One (1550-1600): Spanish Herod, Dutch Innocents
Ch. 1 Massacre of the Innocents in Literature and Art circa 1300 to 1550
Ch. 2 Vermeyen's Tapestry Series on the Conquest of Tunis by Charles V
Ch. 3 The Great Repression under Charles V and Philip II
Ch. 4 Two Massacres of the Innocents and a Census in Bethlehem by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Ch. 5 Maarten van Heemskerck: A Pacifist in Art
Ch. 6 Spanish Herod, Dutch Innocents: Anti-Spanish Satires 1569-1578
Ch. 7 Massacres in France: The Roman Triumvirate, Saint Bartholomew's Day
Ch. 8 Massacre and Plunder in Late Sixteenth-Century Landscape
Ch. 9 Haarlem and the War 1578-1600: Patriotic Works by Goltzius, Jacques de Gheyn, Cornelis van Haarlem, and Karel van Mander

Part Two (1600-1650): New War, Old Plundering
Ch. 10 Plundering: The Written Record
Ch. 11 New Landscape, Old Plundering
Ch. 12 Transacting the Plunder
Ch. 13 Rubens: Man of Peace or Man of War?

Part Three (1600-1670): The Good Soldier (Soldier as Courtier)
Ch. 14 The Soldier Redeemed: Siege Maps
Ch. 15 The Magnanimous Soldier: The Continence of Scipio Africanus
Ch. 16 The Ideal Soldier: The Civic Guard Company Paintings
Ch. 17 The Gallant Soldier: Gerard Ter Borch in Deventer 1650s-60s

Continuation: 1648-1998

Bibliography
Index

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