De Zeventiende Eeuw Latest Articles articles published by De Zeventiende Eeuwen-usThu, 03 Dec 2020 07:54:06 -0000Henk Oly en Geart de Vries (red.), Leeuwarden in de Gouden Eeuw Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 by the rules. The Hague courts and the Acteonisation du Grand Veneur d’Hollande (1643)<p>This article discusses an unpublished play, <em>Acteonisation du Grand Veneur d’Hollande</em> (1643). Created – and possibly performed – within the immediate circle of the court of Elizabeth of Bohemia in The Hague, its anonymous author satirizes the various personalities in the Orange courts of respectively Frederik Hendrik and Amalia von Solms, and Willem II and Mary Stuart. Focusing on the social ambitions of Johannes Polyander van Kerckhoven, Lord of Heenvliet, and by using the popular myth of Actaeon and Diana, the clash between court and city, between princely aristocrats and republican burghers is played out.</p> Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 de redactie Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 Bloemendal en Nigel Smith (eds.), Politics and Aesthetics in European Baroque and Classicist Tragedy Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 Sybrandy en Piter van Tuinen, Geldzucht en godsvrucht. Bloemlezing uit de brieven van rector Reinerus Neuhusius (1608-1679) Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 van der Linden, Experiencing Exile. Huguenot Refugees in the Dutch Republic, 1680-1700 Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 van Eikema Hommes en Elmer Kolfin, De Oranjezaal in Huis ten Bosch. Een zaal uit loutere liefde Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 J. Sluijter, Rembrandt’s Rivals. History Painting in Amsterdam 1630-1650 Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00 Chalmers et al. (eds.), Maria Petyt. A Carmelite mystic in wartime Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00, ornaments and idolatry in the poetry of Jan Six van Chandelier (1620-1695)<p>In the seventeenth century, the Dutch Republic occupied a central position in the world trade in exotica. Exotic goods were not only popular as foodstuffs, medicines, and <em>curiosa</em>, but also as artistic ornaments in Dutch art and literature. The literary representation of exotica in the poetry of drug merchant Jan Six van Chandelier (1620-1695) reveals how these exotic materials did not only promote scientific curiosity, but also gave rise to moral unease. This article analyses a series of eulogy poems Six wrote to the Royal Entry of King Philip IV and Queen Mariana in Madrid in 1649, where he over-ironizes exotic oil and incense as poetic means to apotheosis. The article shows how these poems are not just meant as criticism on Counter-Reformation Spain, but also served as a means of selfrepresentation, with self-scrutiny as literary strategy. Jan Six articulates criticism both of the literary hype of exotica in the Dutch Republic and of his own identity as <em>drogist-dichter</em>.</p> Published on 2017-02-28 00:00:00