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Author Baerle, Caspar van, 1584-1648, author.

Title The wise merchant / Caspar Barlaeus ; edited by Anna-Luna Post ; critical text and translation by Corinna Vermuelen.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Language Text in parallel Latin and English; translated from the Latin.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-131) and index.
Summary On 9 January 1632, at the inauguration of the Amsterdam Illustrious School - the predecessor of the city's university - Caspar Barlaeus delivered a speech that has continued to arouse the curiosity of researchers and the general public alike: 'Mercator sapiens'. This famous oration on the wise merchant is now considered a key text of the Dutch Golden Age. At the same time it is surrounded by misunderstandings regarding Barlaeus himself, the nascent Illustrious School, and Amsterdam's merchant culture.00This volume presents the first English translation and the first critical edition of the 'Mercator sapiens', preceded by an introduction providing historical context and a fresh interpretation of this intriguing text.
Note Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: wealth, knowledge and prestige -- Principles of this edition and translation -- Mercator sapiens: text and translation / Barlaeus, Caspar -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Universiteit van Amsterdam. (OCoLC)fst00528942
Education, Higher -- Early works to 1800.
Business education -- Early works to 1800.
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century.
Business education. (OCoLC)fst00842480
Education, Higher. (OCoLC)fst00903005
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Early works. (OCoLC)fst01411636
Added Author Post, Anna-Luna editor.
Vermuelen, Corinna translator
Baerle, Caspar van, 1584-1648. Mercator sapiens.
Baerle, Caspar van, 1584-1648. Mercator sapiens. English.
Other Form: Print version: Baerle, Caspar van, 1584-1648. Wise merchant. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019] 9789462988002 (OCoLC)1061311640
ISBN 9789048540020 (electronic bk.)
904854002X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000065352457

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