Education and Learning in the Netherlands, 1400-1600

Essays in Honour of Hilde de Ridder-Symoens

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This volume contains a series of articles - both reviews and case studies - dealing with a range of topics related to the history of education and learning in the Netherlands during a crucial period of transition. Schooling saw enormous progress, both in terms of numbers of people participating in it on various levels and of increasing diversity of institutions providing education. In the same period, learning and education penetrated deeply into society; they fulfilled a steadily growing number of functions, enhancing the competence of officials and contributing to the accumulation of intellectual and symbolic capital by both individuals and groups. A third major development was the change of discourse which was brought about by the advent of humanism in both Latin and vernacular culture.

Contributors include: Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Sabrina Corbellini, Peter van Dael, Mario Damen, Karel Davids, Arjan van Dixhoorn, Hildo van Engen, Koen Goudriaan, Antheun Janse, Madelon van Luijk, Jaap van Moolenbroek, Bart Ramakers, Marijke Spies, Ad Tervoort, Ilja M. Veldman, Gerrit Verhoeven, and Samme Zijlstra†.

Publications by H. de Ridder-Symoens:
Edited by C.M. Ridderikhoff. Édité avec la collaboration de H. de Ridder-Symoens, Premier Livre des Procurateurs, 1444-1546. Première partie. Texte des rapports des procurateurs, ISBN: 9789004025615 (Out of print)
Edited by C.M. Ridderikhoff, H. de Ridder-Symoens et D. Illmer, Premier Livre des Procurateurs, 1444-1546. Seconde partie. Biographies des étudiants, 1: Introduction, sources et bibliographie, biographies, 1444-1515, ISBN: 9789004057289 (Out of print)
Edited by C.M. Ridderikhoff, H. de Ridder-Symoens et D. Illmer, Premier Livre des Procurateurs, 1444-1546. Seconde partie. Biographies des étudiants, 2: Biographies des étudiants, 1516-1546, ISBN: 9789004062511 (Out of print)
Edited by C.M. Ridderikhoff, H. de Ridder-Symoens et D. Illmer, Premier Livre des Procurateurs, 1444-1546. Seconde partie. Biographies des étudiants, 3: Tables, additions et corrections, illustrations, ISBN: 9789004071520 (Out of print)

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Koen Goudriaan, Ph.D. (1989) in Classical Philology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is Professor of Medieval History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His special field of interest is the cultural and religious history of the later Middle Ages.

Jaap van Moolenbroek Ph.D. (1982) in History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is a specialist in the area of medieval socio-religious history, particularly of the Netherlands.

Ad Tervoort,Ph.D. (2000) in History, European University Institute Florence, is a lecturer in Medieval History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has published on the history of universities and education in the late-medieval Netherlands.
"Throughout the volume, the interdisciplinary character of the contributions is evident: history and the history of education, along with art history and Dutch and Neo-Latin literature. In addition, a methodology that is very much in evidence is that of prosopography, reflecting again the influence of Ridder-Symoens as scholar and mentor of many of the contributors...All in all, these contributions represent a fitting tribute to the honoree and her circle and at the same time constitute a valuable contribution to the social history of learning."
Paul Knoll, Sixteenth Century Journal, 2005.
Preface
List of plates
List of tables and graphs
Contributors

Introduction

1. A Learned Acquaintance. Jan van Galecop (c.1375–1428) and the Modern Devotion, Hildo van Engen
2. The Education of the Noble Wassenaar Family, Antheun Janse
3. Education or Connections? Learned Officials in the Council of Holland and Zeeland in the Fifteenth Century, Mario Damen
4. The City Magistracy in Leiden and Academic Legal Advice around the Middle of the Fifteenth Century, Madelon van Luijk
5. Overqualified for Their Jobs? Rural Deans in the Diocese of Liège (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries), Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld
6. Wessel Gansfort as a Teacher at the Cistercian Abbey of Aduard. The Dismissal of Caesarius of Heisterbach’s Dialogus miraculorum, Jaap van Moolenbroek
7. “Pro inchoacione librarie.” A Close Look at Two Late-Medieval Schoolmasters and Their Books, Ad Tervoort
8. The Gouda Circle of Humanists, Koen Goudriaan
9. Between Aea and Golgotha. The Education and Scholarship of Matthijs De Castelein (c.1485–1550), Bart Ramakers
10. Writing Poetry as Intellectual Training. Chambers of Rhetoric and the Development of Vernacular Intellectual Life in the Low Countries between 1480 and 1600, Arjan van Dixhoorn
11. A Chaste Joseph for Schoolboys. On the Editions of Cornelius Crocus’ Sancta Comoedia Ioseph (1536–1548), Marijke Spies
12. The Bookkeeper’s Tale. Learning Merchant Skills in the Northern Netherlands in the Sixteenth Century, Karel Davids
13. A Sixteenth-Century Book Catalogue from Delft, Sabrina Corbellini & Gerrit Verhoeven
14. Two Illustrated Catechisms from Antwerp by Petrus Canisius, Peter van Dael
15. Studying Abroad. The Student Years of Two Frisian Brothers at Cologne and Douai (1582–1593), Samme Zijlstra†
16. The Portrayal of Student Life and Universities in the Early Modern Period, Ilja M. Veldman

Bibliography
Index
All those interested in intellectual history, history of the later Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, the history of education and religious history.
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