TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History 2022-04-20T14:24:01+02:00 Astrid Verburg Open Journal Systems <p>TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History is the Dutch-Flemish journal of social and economic history. It is an open access, peer-reviewed, scientific journal which was granted A status/ INT 1 by the European Science Foundation. The journal has a strong interest in the manner in which people in the past have interacted with each other and given shape to social, economic, cultural and political patterns. Key notions here are economic growth, power &amp; (in)equality, group cultures, networks, identity, gender, ethnicity, ecology, trade &amp; technique, entrepreneurship, labour &amp; social movements.</p> Changing the Narrative, Again 2021-12-16T14:49:48+01:00 Anton Schuurman <p class="Schuurman" style="text-indent: 0cm;"><span lang="EN-GB">In this article I argue that the development of postmodernism and the return of the narrative in the1970s did not just happen for internal scientific reasons but were a reaction to the societal developments and theories at the time. To this end I use the contemporary criticism concerning postmodernism by Beck and Giddens. In the second part I highlight three monographs to argue that social science history in recent decades also renewed itself against this background, thus helping us to understand our contemporary world in which questions of transitions and transformations are central. They use history to inform and diagnose our current situation, which they therefore need to understand as an ongoing process, though not necessarily a continuing one.</span></p> 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Anton Schuurman Peer Vries and Annelieke Vries, Atlas of Material Life. Northwestern Europe and East Asia, 15th to 19th Century 2022-02-04T14:16:30+01:00 Anne Gerritsen 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Anne Gerritsen Lotte Jensen (ed.), Crisis en catastrophe. De Nederlandse omgang met rampen in de lange negentiende eeuw 2022-02-04T14:46:08+01:00 Adam Sundberg 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Adam Sundberg Christopher W. Close, State Formation and Shared Sovereignty. The Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic, 1488-1696 2022-02-04T16:37:22+01:00 Jonas van Tol 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jonas van Tol Kees Boterbloem, The Dirty Secret of Early Modern Capitalism. The Global Reach of the Dutch Arms Trade, Warfare and Mercenaries in the Seventeenth Century 2022-02-07T15:52:36+01:00 Agustín González Enciso 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Agustín González Enciso Jean-Claude Daumas (ed.), Les révolutions du commerce. France, XVIIe-XXIe siècle 2022-02-07T16:38:06+01:00 Peter Heyrman 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Peter Heyrman Craig Lukezic and John P. McCarthy (eds.), The Archaeology of New Netherland. A World Built on Trade 2022-02-10T13:03:53+01:00 Michiel H. Bartels 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Michiel H. Bartels J. van Bourgondiën et al., Sporen van Six in Lisse. De voetafdruk van een Amsterdamse familie op een dorpsgemeenschap in de jaren 1640-1763 2022-02-04T14:32:33+01:00 Hans Renes 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Hans Renes Valentijn Paquay, De Sint Nicolai Broederschap in Arnhem. Gasthuis, preuven en passende hulp sinds 1351. Johan Carel Bierens de Haan (red.) 2022-02-04T14:57:06+01:00 Renger E. de Bruin 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Renger E. de Bruin Tom Naegels, Nieuw België. Een migratiegeschiedenis 1944-1978 2022-02-04T15:51:18+01:00 Dirk Geldof 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Dirk Geldof Bruno Yammine, Fake news in oorlogstijd. Duitse mediamanipulatie en de Flamenpolitik (1914-1915) 2022-02-04T16:12:24+01:00 Jan Julia Zurné 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jan Julia Zurné Daniel Bellingradt, Vervlechting van de papiermarkt. De Amsterdamse papierhandel in de achttiende eeuw 2022-01-25T15:54:14+01:00 Joop W. Koopmans 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Joop W. Koopmans Sven Ringelberg, De Nederlandse aardgastransitie. Lessen voor de energietransitie van de 21ste eeuw 2022-01-25T16:23:46+01:00 Kathelijne Bouw 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Kathelijne Bouw Bert de Vries, Ontspoord kapitalisme. Hoe het kapitalisme ontspoorde en na de coronacrisis kan worden hervormd 2022-02-11T08:02:25+01:00 Jan Luiten van Zanden 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jan Luiten van Zanden Ivo Zandhuis, Dwarsliggers. Stakers bij de Centrale Werkplaats in Haarlem in 1903 2022-01-25T16:14:00+01:00 Luc Peiren 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Luc Peiren Plantation Women and Children 2021-01-07T14:12:33+01:00 Danielle Teeuwen <p>In the period 1870-1940 over a million Javanese labourers travelled to Sumatra hoping for a better life. Although the literature focuses on the labour activities, working conditions, and wages of male workers, especially from 1900 onwards a substantial part of the hired labourers were women and children. This paper argues that in the late colonial period attempts were made to improve the conditions for family life on the plantations. These policies were aimed at creating a stable pool of workers in a context of widespread labour scarcity. However, improvements were slow, and when a labour surplus occurred during the Great Depression, women's wages and contracts were affected most, which shows the gendered labour policies on the plantations were very much driven by an economic rationale. </p> 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Danielle Teeuwen The Flemish and German Nation of Seville 2022-01-11T14:44:08+01:00 Germán Jiménez Montes <p>This article studies how northern European migrants adapted their collective strategies to Seville’s institutional framework in the last third of the sixteenth century and how these strategies shaped the emergence of the so-called Flemish and German nation. It analyzes the group’s motivations to refuse the creation of a particularized commercial institution, as well as the alternative institutional mechanisms they developed to organize themselves in southern Spain. The article sheds light on the role of open-access institutions in Spain to facilitate long-distance trade and gives a new insight into the evolution of the commercial connections between the Spanish monarchy and the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years’ War.</p> 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Germán Jiménez Montes Beer and Taxes 2022-01-18T13:48:31+01:00 Richard W. Unger <p>Beer taxes were long a significant source of government revenue in northern Europe. In Holland the income from beer taxes went into long-term decline from 1650 onward. In England the take remained more stable. In both, beer produced a falling share of total revenue as expenses increased in an era of frequent and increasingly costly wars. The fiscal policies pursued in reaction to beer contributing a declining share of total government income led, by 1800, to policies that made the tax burden more broadly shared in the Netherlands than it was in Great Britain. The failure of beer to support the states, as the drink had previously, was less important to fiscal health than more general developments in population and in the economies of the two.</p> 2022-04-20T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Richard W. Unger