Material memories of the Dutch Revolt : the urban memory landscape in the Low Countries, 1566 – 1700

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Material memories of the Dutch Revolt : the urban memory landscape in the Low Countries, 1566 – 1700

Title: Material memories of the Dutch Revolt : the urban memory landscape in the Low Countries, 1566 – 1700
Author: Eekhout, Maria Francisca Davina
Publisher: Leiden University Institute for History, Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-11-12
Keywords: Material culture
Dutch Republic
Habsburg Netherlands
Urban history
Abstract: To commemorate the Dutch Revolt people from both the Northern and Southern Netherlands commissioned, kept, and collected a large variety of objects. From paintings to clay pipes, from hearth plates to gable stones, from clothing to cannonballs; all these objects were used to either remember of forget the war in the late sixteenth and seventeenth century. Especially on an urban level many of these material memories survive. They are part of an urban memory landscape, a set of shared memories which survived on several levels of the urban community and involved multiple stakeholders such as the magistrate, the church, corporations, and individual citizens. Within the urban community these stakeholders used diverse objects to promulgate a certain message about the Revolt. Subsequently this could become part of a city's urban identity and civic representation. Whether in the Dutch Republic or in the Habsburg Netherlands cities were well aware of their options either to include, exclude or reinterpret stories about the past. Material memories of the Dutch Revolt were therefore continuously and carefully (re)selected and used to reflect on what the urban community had gone through during eighty years of war
Description: Promotor: J.S. Pollmann
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Citation: Eekhout, M.F.D., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: NWO

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