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North Sea Crossings

The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations 1066–1688

North Sea Crossings sheds new light on the literature and art of a pivotal period in European history by exploring the cultural relationship between speakers of Dutch and speakers of English in England and the Dutch Low Countries.

This richly illustrated book tells the story of cultural exchange between the people of the Low Countries and England in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, revealing how Anglo-Dutch connections changed the literary landscape on both sides of the North Sea.

Ranging from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688, North Sea Crossings uncovers the lasting impact of contacts and collaborations between Dutch and English speakers on historical writing, map-making, manuscript production, and early printing. The literary heritage of Anglo-Dutch relations is explored and lavishly illustrated through a unique collection of manuscripts, early prints, maps, and other treasures from the Bodleian Library.

304 pages | 100 color plates | 9 1/4 x 10 1/4

History: European History


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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements 2
Timeline 3
Foreword
Introduction The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations 6

Chapter 1 Histories 12
SJOERD LEVELT, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, MOREED ARBABZADAH, AD PUTTER
Chapter 2 Manuscripts 35
AD PUTTER, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, MOREED ARBABZADAH, KATHLEEN E. KENNEDY
Chapter 3 Printed Books 52
SJOERD LEVELT, AD PUTTER
Chapter 4 Maps 72
SJOERD LEVELT, ANNE LOUISE AVERY
Chapter 5 People 86
SJOERD LEVELT, ROBYN ADAMS, JACK AVERY, EDWARD HOLBERTON
Chapter 6 Reynard the Fox 109
AD PUTTER, MOREED ARBABZADAH, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS

Epilogue North Sea Crossings: Past and Present 125
Bibliography 128
Authors 148

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