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Real Life Cryptology

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ISBN: 9789462985544 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462985544 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General)
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A large number of enciphered documents survived from early modern Hungary. This area was a particularly fertile territory where cryptographic methods proliferated, because a large portion of the population was living in the frontier zone, and participated (or was forced to participate) in the network of the information flow. A quantitative analysis of sixteenth-century to seventeenth-century Hungarian ciphers (300 cipher keys and 1,600 partly or entirely enciphered letters) reveals that besides the dominance of diplomatic use of cryptography, there were many examples of “private” applications too. This book reconstructs the main reasons and goals why historical actors chose to use ciphers in a diplomatic letter, a military order, a diary or a private letter, what they decided to encrypt, and how they perceived the dangers threatening their messages.

The Making of the Humanities, Volume III. The Modern Humanities

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ISBN: 9789089645166 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_500288 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This comprehensive history of the humanities focuses on the modern period (1850-2000). The contributors, including Floris Cohen, Lorraine Daston and Ingrid Rowland, survey the rise of the humanities in interaction with the natural and social sciences, offering new perspectives on the interaction between disciplines in Europe and Asia and new insights generated by digital humanities.

Popular Music in Southeast Asia

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ISBN: 9789462984035 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462984035 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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From the 1920s on, popular music in Southeast Asia was a mass-audience phenomenon that drew new connections between indigenous musical styles and contemporary genres from elsewhere to create new, hybrid forms. This book presents a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the vantage point of popular music, considering not just singers and musicians but their fans as well, showing how the music was intrinsically bound up with modern life and the societal changes that came with it. Reaching new audiences across national borders, popular music of the period helped push social change, and at times served as a medium for expressions of social or political discontent.

De kunst van het weldenken

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Book Series: Bibliotheca Dissidentium Neerlandicorum ISBN: 9789089641434 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641434 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines

A Key to Dutch History

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ISBN: 9789053564981 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564981 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General) --- History
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Many people know the stories behind the tulip mania in the 17th century and the legacy of the Dutch East India Company, but what basic knowledge of Dutch history and culture should be passed on to future generations? A Key to Dutch History and its resulting overview of historical highlights, assembled by a number of specialists in consultation with the Dutch general public, provides a thought-provoking and timely answer. The democratic process behind the volume is reminiscent of the way in which the Netherlands has succeeded for centuries at collective craftsmanship, and says as much about the Netherlands as does the outcome of the opinions voiced. The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands consists of a list of fifty topics from Dutch culture and history, varying from the megalithic tombs in the province of Drenthe and Willem of Orange to the Dutch constitution and the vast natural gas field in the province of Groningen. These fifty topics act as a framework for understanding and even studying Dutch culture and history. The canon should lead to further understanding and deepening of our knowledge of our past and act as an inspirational source for pupils, students and the public at large.

Evart van Dieren

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ISBN: 9789089640048 Year: Pages: 296 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640048 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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This remarkablpe title describes the life of one of Holland's most remarkable figures: medical practitioner Van Dieren (1861-1940), Amsterdammer and prolific writer who caused quite a stir in his days. The author recounts the life and times of Van Dieren in the form of a series of narratives about the fights of this Dutch Don Quixote with his particular windmills. Individual chapters deal with his life, work, personal style, friendships and enmities, his discussions with psychoanalysts, socialists, scientists and above all of his tragic-comical failures. Unique source material is used to reconstruct this picture, such as the correspondence between Van Dieren and a large number of well-known Dutchmen, including novelist Van Eeden, Nobel laureate C.Eijkman, the philosopher Bolland, politician De Savornin Lohman, Queen Emma, and many others. Marginality and non-conformity are the key themes that run through the life of this observer which made him one of the most successful failures in Dutch history.

The Art of Staying Neutral

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ISBN: 9789053568187 Year: Pages: 424 DOI: 10.5117/9789053568187 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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The Art of Staying Neutral offers a fascinating insight into the problems and challenges associated with neutrality in an age of 'total war'. It explains how the Netherlands upheld and protected its non-belligerency during the First World War despite constant interference from its warring neighbours. Staying neutral was an artform that the Dutch managed to master through clever diplomacy, conscientious adherence to international laws, comprehensive mobilisation of its armed forces, regular patrols of its territorial boundaries, careful policing of its citizens, and a decisive measure of good fortune. The Art of Staying Neutral makes important contributions to the study of neutrality and the domestic history of the Netherlands in this seminal world event.

Romantic Modernism

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ISBN: 9789089641038 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641038 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Construction --- History --- Architecture --- History of arts
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Is it possible for conservationists to approve of the reconstruction of old façades when virtually everything behind them is modern? Should they continue to protect the front façade, when the rest of the historic building has vanished? Is it socially responsible to spend government money on reconstructing a historic building that has been completely destroyed? Can one do such a thing fifty years on? According to reigning ideas in the world of conservation, the answer to all these questions is 'no'. It is felt that building a stage set is dishonest, and rebuilding something that no longer exists is labelled a lie against history. Where does this predilection for honesty originate? And why do people prefer modern architecture to the reconstruction of what has been lost? Perhaps we are witnessing the legacy of Functionalism here, a movement that denounced the building of pseudo-architecture. Functionalism originated in Romanticism, when architects turned their backs on academic formalism and strove to invent a new, rational form of building. This romantic hunger for honesty was adopted by the conservationists, giving rise to a new respect for the authentic art work and a rejection of historicist restorations. Among conservationists too, distaste arose for the cultivation of a harmonious urban image, because an urban image that is maintained artificially 'old' was seen as a form of fraud.

Colonialism, Institutional Change, and Shifts in Global Labour Relations

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ISBN: 9789462984363 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462984363 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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This book offers a view of shifts in labour relations in various parts of the world over a breathtaking span, from 1500 to 2000, with a particular emphasis on colonial institutions.

Film Museum Practice and Film Historiography

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ISBN: 9789089648266 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089648266 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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Exploring the history of several important collections from the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Bregt Lameris shows how archival films and collections always carry historical traces.

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