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Editor: Westerweel
This volume deals with the interrelation between English and Dutch culture as it emerged in the field of the emblem and the emblem book in the 16th and 17th centuries. The traffic of emblems was mostly from the Low Countries to England. The very first printed English emblem book, by Geffrey Whitney, was printed in Leiden in 1586. One of the last English emblem books to be published in the 17th century, by Philip Ayres (1683) goes straight back to the Dutch love emblem tradition (Heinsius, Vaenius, et al.).
The reasons for this mainly one-way traffic are manifold. For one thing the best engravers and printers were to be found in the Low Countries. For another the Church of England also accommodated adaptations of the highly popular continental Jesuit emblem books of the early 17th century.
The book consists of fourteen original articles, by a wide range of specialists in the field, each of whom addresses a different aspect of the general subject.

Agriculture is the adaptation of plant and animal populations to human needs, entailing not just the alteration of natural conditions, but – and to a far greater extent than in hunting and foraging - the manipulation of the qualities of the stock (see Plant breeding and Animal breeding) (see below

The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History (1450–1850) is a translation of the German Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. On the general conception of this work, see the Preface to the German edition. On the editorial principles guiding the translation and slight adaptation see the Preface to the English

 was later applied to human populations; it denotes a dual adaptation: of society (Society [community]) to the natural environment – for example by choosing native crop plants and livestock – , and of nature ...

The term “reception of the Middle Ages” denotes the appropriation, adaptation, and transmission of products of European culture dating from between around 500 and 1500 CE. Because the epoch name “Middle Ages” came into general use only in the 18th century as part of the periodic triad antiquity

The Real and the Symbolic Horse in the Early Modern World
In modern Western society horses appear as unexpected visitors: not quite exotic, but not familiar either. This estrangement between humans and horses is a recent one since, until the 1930s, horses were fully present in the everyday world. Indeed, as well as performing utilitarian functions, horses possessed iconic appeal. But, despite the importance of horses, scholars have paid little attention to their lives, roles and meanings. This volume helps to redress the balance. It considers the value that the influential elite placed on horses as essential accompaniments to their way of life and as status symbols, as well as the role that horses played in society as a whole and the people who used and cared for them.

Contributors include Greg Bankoff, Pia F. Cuneo, Louise Hill Curth, Amanda Eisemann, Jennifer Flaherty, Ian F. MacInnes, Richard Nash, Gavin Robinson, Elizabeth Anne Socolow, Sandra Swart, Elizabeth M. Tobey, Andrea Tonni, and Elaine Walker.

The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History (1450–1850) is a translation of the German Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. On the general conception of this work, see the Preface to the German edition. On the editorial principles guiding the translation and slight adaptation see the Preface to the English

riches of the East. The second part of the book is about Shakespeare in China and Japan in the twenty-first century. Chapter Four, “(Re)Made in China: Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century,” discusses a number of adaptations of Shakespeare plays (e.g. Macbeth, Coriolanus , and Richard III ) and

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Surinam in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century
The most important Jewish center in the western hemisphere during the eighteenth century was "the great colony" - Surinam. There, Jews formed perhaps the most privileged Jewish community in the world. They were often plantation and slave owners, as well as a sizeable proportion of the white population. They had their own village, with extensive autonomous rights.
This book is a study of the impact of environment on Jewish life in a colonial society. It analyzes the impact of environment upon migratory patterns, health and mortality, economic structures, intellectual life, and communal dynamics.
Following the methods of social history, this book uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the impact of environment upon the modification of traditional values and modes of behavior.
This is the first full-length monograph on Surinamese Jewry to appear in two hundred years. The first one, the Historical Essay of David Nassy, treated Jewish history as part of the colonial experience. This book treats the colonial experience as part of Jewish history.