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De schooier en de geleerdeDe geschiedenis van een Zwitserse familie op basis van hun eigen geschriften, waarbij vele aspecten van het leven in de zestiende eeuw aan de orde komen....

Title : De eeuw van de familie Platter (1499-1628)
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ISBN : 9789035118652
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 463 Pages
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De eeuw van de familie Platter (1499-1628) Reviews

  • Owlseyes
    2018-11-04 02:50

    (Platter, the father)(Felix Platter)(Thomas Platter, son, ...who "spent approximately a month in England in the autumn of 1599.")"Félix et Thomas Platter, nés à Bàle tous les deux, étaient frères. Mais il y avait entre l'ainé et le plus jeune une différence d'âge qui, même chez les familles nombreuses, n'est point fréquente ; Thomas était venu au monde trente-huit ans après Félix. Leur père, qui portait également le prénom de Thomas, était de condition infime. Il avait d'abord gardé les chèvres. A dix ans, il abandonna le Valais, son pays natal, ...A la sollicitation de son fils aîné, Thomas Platter le père écrivit lui-même le récit de sa vie.""Le 27 février, nous vîmes un mariage à l'église de la Magdeleine : c'étaient des gens du peuple. On leur tint un long voile blanc sur la tète, pendant qu'on leur lut quelque chose en latin.""Les Juifs sont très assidus à fréquenter leur temple ; ils prient avec ferveur, mais sans intelligence....Les Juifs croient posséder quatre dons que les autres peuples n'ont pas, ce sont : le pays de Chanaan, la loi, les prophéties et la résurrection. La science des rabbins a enfermé toute la loi de Moïse en 13 articles, divisés en prescriptions et en interdictions. "in: La botanique en Provence au XVIe siècle: Félix et Thomas Platter, avec extraits relatifs à la Provence des mémoires de Félix et de Thomas Platter, By Ludovic Legré(Botrychium lunaria, Thomas "discovered", he says in his diaries)

  • Lydia
    2018-11-03 22:33

    A rare find thanks to Thomas and Felix Platter's obsessive journaling in 1500s-1600s. Ladurie essentially frames this family biography as a rags to riches story though it's more like rags to riches to rags to riches with lots of debt involved. Thomas Platter is a Swiss patriarch with extreme hiking skills (walked from one end of Switzerland to the other numerous time, across the Alps etc.) who was born in pastoral village and became a political and economic player. The story features his brilliant but neurotic surgeon son, Felix whose quirky personality and frequent dust-ups with other kids give texture to the memoir. Who knew 16th century Swiss society was so class-mobile; with Calvin on the scene and many changes underway the opportunities were open. A thoroughly modern tale except for the plague and all the mules.

  • Smoothw
    2018-10-22 02:37

    Fascinating account, based on various autobiographical narratives, of an upwardly mobile swiss family in the 16th Century. Lots of really cool details of their everyday life,and a real sense of the thickness of connections within a community in the midst of an intellectual ferment. Only gets three stars because the book is a really lopsided narrative, with far too much time devoted to recounting details of the various towns one of the family members visits during a tour of France, and a hasty conclusion that I assume is an abridged version of the other two (untranslated) volumes of the saga. Still really worth reading, at times I really felt like I was really experiencing the richness of life in another century.

  • Sienna
    2018-10-31 00:48

    I've been a bit lax in noting the books I've read for my thesis (on account of the thesis itself, which needs to be completed in the next few weeks!) but wanted to mention this highlight. Absolutely fascinating account of sixteenth-century life based on the autobiographical writings of self-made man Thomas Platter and his son Felix, who became a doctor. (Even though people with deformities and broken bones grossed him out. Also, he was terrified of rings. You have to read to find out why!) The writing is patchy but wholly entertaining. Unsure whether the persistent thread of bizarre informality is the work of the author or his translator, but I'm into it.

  • Francis
    2018-11-14 01:30

    I read this to enlarge my understanding of life in the sixteenth century, beyond the 'sexed up' accounts of history penned by historians inorder to sell books more than inform. I was not disappointed.But the work was a hard read, and one for those seriously interested in the era. Life was a little unextrodinary I think for most, and this work confirms it as such. This a serious book, but at times I was confused regarding whose thoughts were being presented. Am I better informed... well not so much. Will I be reading it again... no.