The rise of the country house in the Dutch Republic: Beyond Johan Huizinga's narrative of Dutch civilisation in the 17th century

Kuiper, Y., Jan-2016, The Country House: Material Culture and Consumption. Stobart, J. & Hann, A. (eds.). Swindon: Historic England, p. 11-23 13 p.

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Was the rise of the country house in the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic above all a 'bourgeois' phenomenon, as Johan Huizinga argued in his famous long essay on Dutch civilisation in the seventeenth century. The article shows that not only the merchants and regents of the city of Amsterdam but also the aristocratic circles around the court of the of House Orange-Nassau in The Hague contributed strongly to the growing popularity of a rich country life, including gardening and garden poetry, in the Dutch Republic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Country House
Subtitle of host publicationMaterial Culture and Consumption
EditorsJon Stobart, Andrew Hann
Place of PublicationSwindon
PublisherHistoric England
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1-84802-233-1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2016


  • country house culture, material culture, transnational networks, architecture, gardening, interdisciplinary studies

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