This publication contains the text of a public lecture given by Harold Cook on 16 January 2013, organised by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and the Historisch Nieuwsblad.
In the autumn of 2012, Harold Cook was Fellow of NIAS (the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands. In the KB, he studied the large collection of manuscripts of Gisbert Cuper, professor at the Athenaeum Illustre in Deventer. Cuper’s extensive correspondence at the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth centuries made him a key figure in the study of archaeology, classical literature and ancient history.
Dr. Harold Cook, professor at Brown University, is an authority in the field of seventeenth-century history of medicine, trade and science. Cook has received many prizes for his research, including the Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine (1997) and the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society (2009).
Paperback, 2013, 47 blz., 10 ill. in kleur