Item description for Antwerp & The World: Richard Verstegan and The International Culture Of Catholic Reformation (Avisos de Flandes) by Paul Arblaster...
Richard Verstegan is the usual English name of a man who went through early life as Richard Rowlands, before reverting to his ancestral Dutch surname in exile. Born in Mid-Tudor London around 1550 and dying in the Baroque Antwerp of 1640, his ninety-odd years of life saw numerous religions, political and military conflicts, in some of which he was a minor player and on almost all of which he commented in his writings. After studying at Oxford without taking a degree, training as a goldsmith and illegally printing a Catholic book, he fled to France, where he worked as a protagonist for the faction of the Duke of Guise. Imprisoned in France for these activities, he fled to Rome, and eventually settled in Antwerp, where he worked for almost fifty years as, variously, a news writer, engraver, publisher, editor, translator, polemicist, antiquarian, cloth merchant, poet and satirist. He is one of the earliest identifiable European newspaper journalists, having worked on Abraham Verhoeven's Nieuwe Tijdinghen (Antwerp, 1620-1629).
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Studio: Cornell University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2004
Publisher Cornell University Press
ISBN 9058673472 ISBN13 9789058673473
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More About Paul Arblaster
Paul Arblaster has lived in Belgium for half of his life and received much of his education in Dutch. He teaches at the Centre for European Studies at the University of Leuven, Belgium.