Daily Life in Rembrandt's Holland

Daily Life in Rembrandt's Holland

by Paul Zumthor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804722018
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/1994
Series: Daily Life
Edition description: 1
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 334,575
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

IntroductionXV
IThe Background of Daily Life1
The Town: Appearance, Maintaining Order
The Countryside
Highways and Canals
IIThe Dutch Interior37
The House: Arrangement and Furnishing, Gardens and Flowers
The Toilet: Waking, Washing and Hair-styling, Ways of Dressing
Food: Setting the Table, Dutch Cooking
The Evening at Home
IIIThe Course of Life79
Religion
Children
Education: The Junior Schools, Higher Education and the Sciences
Love Life
Domestic Existence
The Guilds
Sickness and Death: Patients and Doctors, The Art of Medicine, Surgery, From Death-bed to Cemetery
IVRecreations162
Sports and Games
Banquets and Drinking-bouts: Traditional Guzzling, Fashionable Beverages, Tobacco
Feast-Days and Holidays: Traditional Celebrations, Kermises
VArts and Letters193
Fine Arts: Painters, Musicians
Belles-Lettres: 'The Rhetoricians', The Theatre and its Actors, Men and Women of Letters, Books and Publishing
VIDutch Society224
The Power of the Hierarchies: Class Distinctions, Social Exclusiveness
The People: Bourgeoisie, Workers, Seamen, Peasants
Paupers and Criminals
The Armed Forces
Foreigners and Refugees
VIIHolland at Work266
A Wealthy Country: The Organisation of Wealth, Postal and Information Services, Taxation
Commerce and the Spirit of Adventure
The Fleet: Merchant Service and Navy, Corsairs and Pirates
Trading and Colonisation: The Great Companies, Colonists and Slaves
Industry: Its Shortcomings, The Fisheries
Working the Land: Tilling and Grazing, Dikes and Polders
VIIIConclusion317
'The Delights of Freedom'
Bibliography321
Notes324
Index345

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