Item description for Towards a Social History of Early Modern Dutch (Amsterdam University Press - Meertens Ethnology Lectures) by Peter Burke...
From the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, patterns of living and communication in the Netherlands transformed dramatically due to developments such as the rise of cities and the invention of the printing press. Now, cultural historian Peter Burke demonstrates the key role these changes played in the growth of early modern Dutch.
Burke casts a wide net in order to reveal thefactors that led to alterations in the Dutch language, exploring, for example, the ever-changing relationship between the vernacular and Latin, the incorporation of words from other languages, and the birth of a movement toward standardization. Placing these trends in a pan-European context, Burke's analysis of the evolution of Dutch will prove to be illuminating reading for cultural historians in a variety of fields.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2006
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053568611 ISBN13 9789053568613
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More About Peter Burke
Peter Burke is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College.