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Virtue Ethics and Education from Late Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

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Book Series: Knowledge Communities ISBN: 9789048535101 9789462984448 Year: Pages: 374 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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This book argues that premodern societies were characterized by the quest for “virtue.” The concept of virtue, complicated and much fought-over, permeated society, encouraging wisdom, courage, and justice, while simultaneously legitimizing social hierarchies based on sex and nationality. By examining pedagogical texts, rituals, performances, and images, this book illuminates the evolution of virtue through time, helping readers understand the guiding principles of historical action.

Art at Auction in 17th Century Amsterdam

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ISBN: 9789048505166 9789053565919 Year: Pages: 336 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Arts in general
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In this study of Amsterdam's Golden Age cultural elite, John Michael Montias analyzes records of auctions from the Orphan Chamber of Amsterdam through the first half of the seventeenth century, revealing a wealth of information on some 2,000 art buyers' regional origins, social and religious affiliations, wealth, and aesthetic preferences. Chapters focus not only on the art dealers who bought at these auctions, but also on buyers who had special connections with individual artists.

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