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Peintres et connaisseurs dans la théorie de l’art française et néerlandaise du XVIIe siècle

Jan Blanc

Painting connoisseurship

Liefhebbers in the studio

Tiarna Doherty

Pieter Bruegel’s afterlife

A visual metaphor in seventeenth-century landscape

E. Melanie Gifford

Editors Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek Online

Rembrandt print connoisseurship,

Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and the etching revival of the nineteenth century

Catherine B. Scallen

Simon Mabon

Amidst violent contestation across the Middle East leaving regimes facing – or fearing – popular protests, the regulation of political life became increasingly important. Across the past century, the development of political projects has been driven by regime efforts to maintain power, constructing regime-society relations in such a way to ensure their survival. As a consequence, security is not given; rather, it reflects the concerns of elites and embeds their concerns within society, using a range of domestic, regional and geopolitical strategies to meet their needs. These strategies play on a range of different fears and currents to locate regime interests within broader concerns. A key part of such efforts involves the cultivation and suppression of particular identities, often resulting in contestation and uncertainty within and between states. Drawing on the ideas of Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, the article argues that the regulation of sect-based identities – and difference – has been a key part of governance strategies in divided societies across the Middle East, albeit varying across time and space.

Cheng Shaoxuan

By examining the Zhoujiatai Qin Tomb 30 Bamboo Slip End Profile Chart, one can see that the various sections of the rishu (Daybook) formed an ovular rolled bundle that was, for the most part, closed. These slips appear to have belonged to a common manuscript. However, the slips of the calendrical manuscript saliu nian ri (Days of the 36th Year) did not belong to this rolled bundle and instead were wrapped around a separate axis. On this basis, we can determine that Days of the 36th Year and the daybook were separate manuscripts when they were placed in the tomb.

Liu Xinfang

Many scholars have already studied the daybook (rishu 日書) text titled “Stars” (Xing 星), which was included among the excavated Qin manuscripts at Shuihudi 睡虎地. The Corpus of Qin Documents Written On Bamboo and Wood (Qin jiandu heji 秦簡牘合集) can be seen as a consequential culmination of these studies. Based on a collative approach, this article offers a comparative reading by citing ancient theories on astrological divination in order to clarify the provenance of passages found within the “Stars” text. Through such a comparative study, it is possible to provide an enhanced explanation of certain passages, somewhat different from the understandings of other scholars.

Qiu Xigui

This paper proposes that the character in the sentence 生乃呼曰 “was born and called out: ‘Jin!’” in the Shanghai Museum manuscript Zi Gao 子羔 should be transcribed as 銫, pronounced jin, and was a special way of writing the word jin 金 “metal.” The myth of Xie in Zi Gao may be related to the virtue of Metal of the Shang dynasty, which can still be seen in a story in the Shiyi ji 拾遺記 in which the divine mother asks Jian Di 簡狄 to give birth to Xie to “succeed the Virtue of Metal.” This paper also traces the myths of Shaohao 少皞 and Xie in order to show that Shaohao and Xie derive from the same mythical source. This paper argues that the association of Shang with the virtue of Metal already existed prior to the time that Zou Yan 鄒衍 systematized the Five Virtues.

Song Huaqiang

On the Chu 楚 bamboo slips from Geling 葛陵 there appears a character written in the form of 米. Most scholars agree that it is identical to the graph 柰 on the Baoshan 包山 bamboo slips and should also be read as sui 祟. This essay assumes that the reading of 柰 as sui on the Baoshan slips is correct, but that the graph written as 米 on the Geling slips is most likely a simplified version of , which in the texts is to be read as sheng 眚, a synonym for sui.

Yan Changgui

This article examines the names of five gods and spirits that appear in Chu divination records. It proposes that “Dashui” 大水 refers to the god of the sea, the Sea Approver in Zhuangzi; “Weishan” 危山 is the mountain Sanwei in Chuci, a land of immortality; “Gongmei” 宮禖 is likely the high goddess of childbirth, who was once a Chu ancestress; and “Sijin” 司祲 and “Sizhe” 司折 are two heavenly gods, the former in charge of people’s fortune, and the latter in charge of people’s lifespans. The latter is similar to the Overseer of Youth’s Fate in Chuci.

Liu Guosheng

The “Five Conquerors” passage of the Han daybook from Kongjiapo is written on slips 105–7. Slip 107 should be rejoined with fragment 24. The “Five Conquerors” passage uses the conquest theory of the five agents to realize “untimely urgent travel.” The method requires one who would undertake urgent travel to carry an item representing the particular agent that will “conquer” the agent associated with the direction of travel.

Chen Kanli

Among the Liye Qin strips published to date (March 2017), there are in total 138 records that tell the time. These records utilize both descriptive names for phases of the day (shicheng 時稱) and clepsydra (water clock, lou 漏) gradations as methods for timekeeping. Both methods appear, for the most part, evenly distributed across the entire range of years found in the Liye strips. Local climatic conditions may account for this simultaneous use of descriptive names and clepsydra gradations. Furthermore, both of these methods for timekeeping, as they appear on the Liye Qin strips, are relatively imprecise. This suggests that government work in Qianling County during the Qin period proceeded in a less-regulated fashion, particularly when it comes to the precision of deadlines imposed on administrative activities.

Edward L. Shaughnessy

Volume 6 of Qinghua daxue cang Zhanguo zhujian, published in 2016, includes two copies of a text entitled by the editors *Zheng Wen Gong wen Tai Bo 鄭文公問太伯 (Duke Wen of Zheng Asks Tai Bo). The two copies of this single text are extremely similar, both in terms of content and in terms of calligraphy, but also display certain occasional differences and one systematic difference in the positioning of the “city” (yi 邑) signific (bushou 部首) within characters. This leads the editors to argue that they “were copied by a single scribe on the basis of two separate source texts.” This is the first time we have seen such evidence of scribal practice, and it is crucial for the question of manuscript production in early China. In the present study, I first present a codicological description of these two manuscript versions of *Zheng Wen Gong wen Tai Bo, followed by a full translation of their text. Then I consider their implications for the question of manuscript production in ancient China.

Personen und Profile 1542-1700

Bearbeitet von Jyri Hasecker und Judith Schepers


Edited by Hubert Wolf

Dieser Band bietet grundlegende Informationen zu rund 670 Personen, die in den Jahren 1542 bis 1700 an der Buchzensur durch Römische Inquisition und Indexkongregation beteiligt waren.Die bio-bibliografischen Einträge beleuchten nicht nur prominente, sondern auch zahlreiche vergessene Zensoren. Auf Basis umfangreicher Recherchen im Archiv der Glaubenskongregation bietet der Band vielfach bisher unbekannte Lebens- und Karrieredaten, die in besonderer Weise die Zensurtätigkeit der einzelnen Mitarbeiter in den Blick nehmen. Er stellt systematisch die wichtigsten Werke der Zensoren zusammen und verweist auf einschlägige Literatur. Erstmals wird außerdem die konkrete Gutachtertätigkeit der einzelnen Zensoren dokumentiert. Wer sich mit einem bestimmten Zensurfall beschäftigt, erhält damit umfassende Informationen über die beteiligten Personen.

Systematisches Repertorium zur Buchzensur 1607–1700

Indexkongregation. Bearbeitet von Andreea Badea, Thomas Brockmann u. a.


Edited by Hubert Wolf

Wie die Urteile der Indexkongregation zustande kamen, war jahrhundertelang streng geheim. Dieser Band lüftet den Schleier und dokumentiert sämtliche Kongregationssitzungen von 1607 bis 1700.Wer stand hinter den Verboten durch die Indexkongregation? Wie verliefen die Verfahren? Welche Bücher wurden zwar verhandelt, aber nicht verboten? Mithilfe des Repertoriums lassen sich solche Fragen jetzt schnell beantworten. Zu jeder Sitzung werden die verhandelten Werke, die teilnehmenden Kardinäle und Gutachter sowie die Gutachten angegeben, die Beschlüsse der Kongregation genau dokumentiert und die verhandelten Bücher bibliografisch exakt nachgewiesen. Zu vielen Fällen wird zudem auf weiteres Material im Archiv der Kongregation verwiesen.