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Corporal punishment is often seen as a litmus test for a society's degree of civilization. Its licit use purports to separate etc...

Seks, drugs en rock en roll in de gouden eeuw

Benjamin Roberts

In Seks, Drugs en Rock 'n' Roll in de Gouden Eeuw (‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Golden Age’), historian Benjamin etc...


Ernst van de Wetering

Even during the artist’s lifetime, contemporary art lovers considered Rembrandt van Rijn to be an exceptional artist. In this rev etc...


Phillipe Aigrain

In the past fifteen years, file sharing of digital cultural works between individuals has been at the center of a number of debat etc...

National Thought in Europe

Jope Leerssen

Bringing together sources from many countries and many centuries, this study critically analyses the growth of nationalism - from etc...

A Real Van Gogh

Henk Tromp

In 1928, after eleven years of extensive research and editing, Dr. Jacob Baart de la Faille finally finished the first catalogue etc...

The Art of Military Coercion

Rob de Wijk

The United States spends more on its military than the rest of the world combined. And Western nations in general spend far more etc...

Fighting for a Living

Erik Jan Zürcher

Fighting for a Living investigates the circumstances that have produced starkly different systems of recruiting and employing sol etc...


Remco Ensel

Where does freedom of speech end and do insults, threats, and hate speech begin? Why does a rapper sing that more Muslims than Je etc...

Het jaar dat de muur viel

Jule Hinrichs

November 2014 saw the quarter-century anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most poignant events in the past cen etc...

De sublieme eenvoud van relativiteit

Sander Bais

Bais wrote a cute pictorial monograph that smoothly takes you to the very heart of the theory that shook the foundations of scien etc...

Same-Sex Sexuality in Later Medieval English Culture

Tom Linkinen

This volume investigates the state of same-sex relations in later medieval England, drawing on a remarkably rich array of primary etc...

People Under Power

Edited by Michael Labahn and Outi Lehtipuu

This volume presents a batch of incisive new essays on the relationship between Roman imperial power and ideology and Christian a etc...

Confronting the Golden Age

Junko Aono

Is it possible to talk about Dutch art after 1680 outside the prevailing critical framework of the "age of decline"? Al etc...

Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia

Edited by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann and Michael North

Scholars have extensively documented the historical and socioeconomic impact of the Dutch East India Company. They have paid much etc...
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