North Sea Crossings: The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations 1066–1688

SKU: BODS-100436

This richly illustrated book tells the story of cultural exchange between the people of the Low Countries and England in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, and reveals how Anglo-Dutch connections changed the literary landscape on both sides of the North Sea.

Ranging from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688, it examines how Dutch-speaking immigrants transformed English culture, and it uncovers the lasting impact of contacts and collaborations between Dutch and English speakers on historical writing, map-making, manuscript production and early printing.

The literary heritage of Anglo-Dutch relations is explored and lavishly illustrated through the unique collection of manuscripts, early prints, maps and other treasures from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The book sheds new light on the literature and art of a pivotal period in European history.

Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
North Sea Crossings
December 2021 – April 2022

Sjoerd Levelt is Senior Research Associate of the project The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations, c.1050–1600 at the University of Bristol.

Ad Putter is Professor of Medieval English at the University of Bristol and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies.

  • Hardback
  • 256 pages, 259 x 237 mm
  • ISBN: 9781851245543
  • Publication December 2021

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