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An Irregular Life: Not a Biography of Constantijn Huygens

Lisa Jardine

in Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698233
eISBN:
9780191803772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698233.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on the ‘irregular life’ of Sir Constantijn Huygens, secretary and adviser to William of Orange of the United Provinces of the Netherlands. More precisely, it examines Huygens’s ... More


The Gaze of Medusa and the Practice of the Historian: Rubens and Huygens

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the significance of Constantijn Huygens and Peter Paul Rubens. Conversation with the dead is a dialogue of the special sort that thrives upon the separation of its ... More


Among Ancient Men: Petrarch, Machiavelli, Sidney and Huygens

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the importance of Petrarch, Machiavelli, Sir Philip Sidney, and Constantijn Huygens in the early-modern period. Stephen Greenblatt's description of his own work as stemming ... More


Margaret Cavendish (1623–73)

Jacqueline Broad (ed.)

in Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190673321
eISBN:
9780190673369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673321.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter contains a selection of the private correspondence of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, as well as several epistles taken from her published works. It includes Cavendish’s ... More


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