Towards a Social History of Early Modern Dutch (Amsterdam University Press - Meertens Ethnology Lectures)

Towards a Social History of Early Modern Dutch (Amsterdam University Press - Meertens Ethnology Lectures)

Peter Burke


From the 16th during the eighteenth centuries, styles of residing and communique within the Netherlands remodeled dramatically because of advancements similar to the increase of towns and the discovery of the printing press. Now, cultural historian Peter Burke demonstrates the foremost position those alterations performed within the development of early glossy Dutch. 

Burke casts a large internet so that it will show the factors that resulted in adjustments within the Dutch language, exploring, for instance, the ever-changing courting among the vernacular and Latin, the incorporation of phrases from different languages, and the delivery of a flow towards standardization. putting those developments in a pan-European context, Burke’s research of the evolution of Dutch will end up to be illuminating interpreting for cultural historians in a number of fields.

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