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dc.contributor.authorde la Porte, Eleá
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-23T13:43:27Z
dc.date.available2023-01-23T13:43:27Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/60871
dc.description.abstractBy describing their present as ‘enlightened’, eighteenth-century intellectuals inevitably altered their relationship to the past. In search of an explanation for this Enlightenment, eighteenth-century authors created a historical narrative which connected European countries in a linear history from antiquity, through the barbarous Middle Ages, to the progress of the scientific revolution and, finally, to the enlightened present in which seventeenth-century knowledge was perceived as increasingly benefiting society as a whole. Even though this narrative served as a shared European history and identity, national varieties soon emerged. This book shows that, in the context of the European ‘Enlightened narrative’, the Dutch Republic formed an extraordinary case. Here, the narrative of progress collided with a simultaneous debate on national decline and a deeply rooted humanistic tradition. Dutch intellectuals, moreover, were forced to reconsider their national past and national identity. The Batavian myth, for two centuries the primary historical foundation of national identity, increasingly came to be viewed as ‘barbaric’. Consequently, the concept of a seventeenth-century Golden Age was invented. It replaced the Batavian myth with a celebration of seventeenth-century Dutch economic prosperity, commercial politeness and moral rectitude more in line with enlightened historical thought.en_US
dc.languageDutchen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DN Northern Europe, Scandinavia::1DNN Norwayen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::2 Language qualifiers::2A Indo-European languages::2AC Germanic & Scandinavian languages::2ACD Dutchen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::3 Time periods qualifiers::3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards::3JF c 1700 to c 1800en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticismen_US
dc.subject.otherEnlightenment - Dutch Republic - History of Historiography - 18th Century - Intellectual History - Enlightened Narrative - National Identityen_US
dc.titleVerlichte verhalenen_US
dc.title.alternativeDe omgang met het verleden in de Nederlandse Verlichtingen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789463720083en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857aen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByda087c60-8432-4f58-b2dd-747fc1a60025en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9789463720083en_US
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)en_US
oapen.pages296en_US
oapen.place.publicationAmsterdamen_US
oapen.grant.numberOND1348659


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