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Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720

Joyce Goggin and Frans De Bruyn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622201
eISBN:
9781800341647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Comedy and Crisis features the first ever scholarly English translation of two plays by the eighteenth-century Dutch playwright Pieter Langendijk: Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders [Quincampoix of de ... More


Opportunity in an Age of Folly: The Bubble of 1720 in the Dutch Republic

Henk Looijesteijn

in Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622201
eISBN:
9781800341647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622201.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

1720 is remembered in European history as the year of folly, when the financial markets ballooned and then collapsed in the capitals of England and France. The financial crisis was of great import to ... More


Wait for the West Wind

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the third basic adaptation for oceanic expansion by analyzing how, in 1986, Hōkūle'a sailed eastward across Polynesia from Samoa to Tahiti by utilizing westerly wind shifts. In ... More


Voyage to Aotearoa

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is a sailing chronicle designed to illuminate the main problem that canoe voyagers leaving any of the islands of central East Polynesia would have faced in voyaging to Aotearoa: that of ... More


Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders: A Comedy as Performed at the Amsterdam Theatre [Amsterdamschen Schouwburg]

Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, Frans De Bruyn, Henk Looijesteijn, Helen J. Paul, and Lodewijk Petram

in Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622201
eISBN:
9781800341647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622201.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This full-length tragicomedy in three acts explores the thematic opposition between traditional Dutch commercial and republican virtue, and the speculative corruption of 1720. Set in Amsterdam at the ... More


Launch

Tim Woollings

in Jet Stream: A Journey Through our Changing Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198828518
eISBN:
9780191867002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828518.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This introduction sets the scene for the book, motivating the main storyline. It also introduces a few general concepts, such as the vertical structure of the atmosphere and the system of ... More


Trades

Tim Woollings

in Jet Stream: A Journey Through our Changing Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198828518
eISBN:
9780191867002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828518.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter focuses on understanding the trade winds in the tropical Atlantic. A historical approach is taken, starting from ancient Greek and Chinese theories of wind and then discussing various ... More


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Joyce Goggin, Merlijn Erken, Frans De Bruyn, Henk Looijesteijn, Helen J. Paul, and Lodewijk Petram

in Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622201
eISBN:
9781800341647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622201.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This short comic harlequinade is written in the rich and enormously popular theatrical tradition of the Italian commedia dell’arte, imported into the Netherlands via France. Langendijk borrows a ... More


The Path to Hot Towers

James Rodger Fleming

in First Woman: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862734
eISBN:
9780191895340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862734.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

In collaboration with Herbert Riehl, Joanne developed her signature “hot tower” hypothesis of convection, demonstrating that clouds are the spark plugs of Earth’s general circulation.


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