TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History https://tseg.nl/ <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> Leuven University Press en-US TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History 1572-1701 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><p>a) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p><p>b) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</p><p>c) Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process.</p><p>Authors are explicitly encouraged to deposit their published article in their institutional repository.</p> Privacy and Social Spaces https://tseg.nl/article/view/11040 <p>In this introductory text to the special issue <strong><em>Regulating Access: Privacy and the Private in Early Modern Dutch Contexts, </em></strong>Natália da Silva Perez argues that privacy can be a productive analytical lens to examine the social history of the Dutch Republic. She starts by providing an overview of theoretical definitions of privacy and of the ‘private versus public’ dichotomy, highlighting their implications for the study of society. Next, she discusses the modern view of privacy as a legally protected right, explaining that we must adjust expectations when applying the concept to historical examination: in the early modern period, privacy was not yet fully incorporated within a legal framework, and yet, it was a widespread need across different echelons of society. She provides a historical overview of this widespread need for privacy through instances where people attempted to regulate access to their material and immaterial resources. Finally, she describes how the four articles in this special issue contribute to our understanding of the role of privacy in early modern Dutch life.</p> Natália Da Silva Perez Copyright (c) 2021 Natália Da Silva Perez https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 5 16 10.52024/tseg.11040 Detecting the function of finance through history. https://tseg.nl/article/view/11076 <p>This special review article profiles the work of Joost Jonker, who is retiring from his chair at the University of Amsterdam in 2021. We situate Joost’s work in the international literature on the financing of governments, businesses, and households, showing how his contributions to the field of financial history influence and mirror wider trends. We focus on Joost’s preferred methodology (the analytic narrative) and his preferred theoretical lens (the functional perspective). We conclude with a discussion of possible future developments in the field of financial history. Our intention is for this article to become a useful resource for new scholars entering the field of financial history, particularly on topics relating to the Low Countries.</p> Christiaan van Bochove Christopher L. Colvin Oscar Gelderblom Copyright (c) 2021 Christiaan Van Bochove, Christopher L. Colvin, Oscar Gelderblom https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 125 166 10.52024/tseg.11076 Spaces of Privacy in Early Modern Dutch Egodocuments https://tseg.nl/article/view/11041 <p>While the word 'privacy' itself only started to appear in the Dutch language in the newspapers of the nineteenth-century, Michaël Green argues that the idea underlying it was already developing in the early seventeenth century in Dutch contexts. In his article, Green examines, first, transformations that occurred in the seventeenth century in architectural idealizations of the family house, where plans for corridors started to appear alongside locks and separate rooms. Then, based on several examples of egodocuments - among them the diaries of the schoolmaster David Beck and an autobiographical piece by Maria de Neufville - he focuses on how members of the middling and elite classes wrote about their own practical experiences of spatial and emotional privacy.</p> <p> </p> Michaël Green Copyright (c) 2021 Michaël Green https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 17 40 10.52024/tseg.11041 An Extraterritorial Privacy Zone? https://tseg.nl/article/view/11042 <p>The Protestant Reformation led to a radical redrawing of the map of Europe, severely affecting international relations. An important consequence of Protestantism was the emphasis on the private dimension of religious practices, as it did away with clerical intermediaries and instead put the focus on the direct relationship between God and the believer. In this context, to facilitate diplomatic traffic between Catholic and Protestant countries, ambassadors came to enjoy the so-called Right of Chapel, allowing them to create a private place of worship and have a private chaplain at their ambassadorial residences. This right was explicitly included in two treaties that the Kingdom of Portugal and the Dutch Republic concluded with each other in the mid-seventeenth century. However, the two parties to the treaties had starkly different understandings of what was meant by ‘private’. Both of these treaties granted Dutch citizens in Portugal freedom of conscience in their own houses, but the contrasting interpretations of what ‘private’ actually meant for the Dutch and for the Portuguese resulted in serious disagreement about the exact scope of these religious rights.</p> Tom-Eric Krijger Copyright (c) 2021 Tom-Eric Krijger https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 41 74 10.52024/tseg.11042 Gender, Space, and Religious Privacy in Amsterdam https://tseg.nl/article/view/11043 <p>Silva Perez and Kristensen examine the intersection of gender and religious traditions for the use of space for two distinct religious groups: the Amsterdam beguines, a Catholic community, and the Portuguese Nation, a Jewish community. In the religiously diverse environment of seventeenth century Amsterdam, only the Dutch Reformed Church was officially authorized to have visible places of worship. Unsanctioned religious groups such as the beguines and the Portuguese Nation had to make arrangements to regulate visibility and access to their spaces of worship. Using privacy as an analytical lens, the authors discuss how strategies employed by the two groups changed over the course of the century.</p> <p> </p> Natália Da Silva Perez Peter Thule Kristensen Copyright (c) 2021 Natália Da Silva Perez, Peter Thule Kristensen https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 75 106 10.52024/tseg.11043 Spaces on Ships https://tseg.nl/article/view/11044 <p>Djoeke van Netten examines the interplay between privacy and secrecy in the ships of the Dutch East India Companies (1595-1799). Space aboard a ship was scarce and privacy a rare privilege. Netten starts with a discussion of the sources available as well as those lost to history. She then continues by examining what can be known about the protection of and access to (secret) information and (private) belongings aboard ships. Cases where privacy was violated and secrets revealed emerge as some of the most informative historical events to be examined in this context. As she confronts her historical examples with relevant theoretical and historiographical concepts, she concludes by raising important questions for further research on privacy and secrecy aboard ships.</p> Djoeke van Netten Copyright (c) 2021 Djoeke Van Netten https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 107 124 10.52024/tseg.11044 B. Blondé, S. Geens, H. Greefs, W. Ryckbosch, T. Soens, P. Stabel (red.), Inequality and the City in the Low Countries (1200-2020) https://tseg.nl/article/view/11089 Alberto Feenstra Copyright (c) 2021 Alberto Feenstra https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 167 169 10.52024/tseg.11089 Monica Black, A Demon-Haunted Land. Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post-WWII Germany https://tseg.nl/article/view/11096 Willemijn Ruberg Copyright (c) 2021 Willemijn Ruberg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 170 172 10.52024/tseg.11096 Joyce Goggin en Frans de Bruyn (red.), Comedy and Crisis. Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720 https://tseg.nl/article/view/11090 Anna De Haas Copyright (c) 2021 Anna De Haas https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 172 174 10.52024/tseg.11090 Elwin Hofman (red.), De eeuw van Jan de Lichte. Misdaad, verraad en revolutie in de 18de eeuw https://tseg.nl/article/view/11091 Brecht Deseure Copyright (c) 2021 Brecht Deseure https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 175 177 10.52024/tseg.11091 David Barnouw, Dirk Mulder, Guus Veenendaal, De Nederlandse Spoorwegen in oorlogstijd 1939-1945. Rijden voor vaderland en vijand https://tseg.nl/article/view/11092 Nico Wouters Copyright (c) 2021 Nico Wouters https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 177 180 10.52024/tseg.11092 Anne-Maria van Egmond, Materiële representatie opgetekend aan het Haagse hof 1345-1425 https://tseg.nl/article/view/11097 Gerrit Verhoeven Copyright (c) 2021 Gerrit Verhoeven https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 180 182 10.52024/tseg.11097 Hildo van Engen, Han Nijdam en Kaj van Vliet (red.), Macht, bezit en ruimte. Opstellen over de noordelijke Nederlanden in de middeleeuwen https://tseg.nl/article/view/11108 Jelle Haemers Copyright (c) 2021 Jelle Haemers https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 182 184 10.52024/tseg.11108 Fabiola van Dam, Het middeleeuwse openbare badhuis. Fenomeen, metafoor, schouwtoneel https://tseg.nl/article/view/11107 Lola Digard Copyright (c) 2021 Lola Digard https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 184 186 10.52024/tseg.11107 Gijs Mom, Globalizing Automobilism. Exuberance and the Emergence of Layered Mobility, 1900-1980 https://tseg.nl/article/view/11106 Jun Zhang Copyright (c) 2021 Jun Zhang https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-11-29 2021-11-29 18 3 186 188 10.52024/tseg.11106