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Joop W. Koopmans

, pp. 65, 72. The titles of these pamphlets were Nouvelles prédictions and Triomphe de la liberté . For other bans related to England in these years see e.g. Knuttel, nrs. 359 (in 1670, at the instigation of Dutch envoys in England!), 35 (in 1673), 130 (in 1683), 270 (in 1685), and 106 (in 1688; for


Carter Vaughn Findley

Arvidson’s predictions. 80 Simultaneous interests in both enlightenment and occultism, however paradoxical, were then widespread in Europe. Gustav’s brother Duke Charles, almost pathologically interested in Freemasonry, played a foundational role in its Swedish development. By character, he was indecisive

G.W. Ovink

a new media and information policy. For my part I have no desire to add any new predictions to these specula- tions this afternoon; on the contrary, all I shall be adding will be question marks. The point at issue is how hazardous are the predictions upon which many people nevertheless have to base

Paul Valkema Blouw

Vraye Prediction is decorated with a frame formed by four woodcut strips (illus. i). On the last page of both editions (but in French in the Prediction) we find an appro- bation by the parish priest of Vianen, Willem van Varick, followed by a priv- ilege of Hendrik van Brederode dated 21 November 1565

Adriaan van der Weel

newer media have presented themselves in the course of the past century, notably radio, fi lm, television. However, in spite of the gloomiest predictions, the mass media have failed to cause the book’s demise. Nor have they even begun to rival the status of the book as the single most e ff ective vehicle

Jeroen Salman

astrological predictions. Considering the fact that these predictions were taken rather seriously, it is not likely that this periodical functioned in learned circles. 40 Other publications as well confirm the notion that Van Egmont was aiming at the broad market for popular material. He also produced

Garrelt Verhoeven and Jeroen Salman

superstition. He admits that the heav- enly bodies do indeed have some influence, but considers our understanding of them as yet insufficient to support predictions. Bouman's opinions can be seen as (for his time) a very modern, scientific and empirical attitude. Saeghman by contrast expresses a traditional

estimates were made of the number of people who would see it. Somebody suggested that numbers would probably reach half those who saw the preceding Beatrix Potter exhibition (over ioooo visitors of all ages), and this prediction was proved correct. For a large number of visitors it was also their first

Arianne Baggerman

‘illustrious deeds’. 15 The predictions of the astrologer and medical doctor J.C. Ludeman, who died in 1757, as published in the Spiegel der waereld (Mirror of the World) in the 1780s proved suitable for a wide variety of uses. Some of them came true, and his book was repeatedly reissued. For instance, he

Frederike Doppenberg

. 43 That is a striking achievement if one considers the sombre predictions of the accountant who investigated the financial health of the business in the first months of the war. The sound financial condition of the publisher is undoubtedly one of the rea- sons why De Arbeiderspers was back on its