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Jeroen Puttevils
Historicus, late Middeleeuwen Historian, Late Middle Ages, lotteries, interested in how people in the past perceived the future
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Jeroen Puttevils 3h
Antwerpenaren: waar kan ik best een studio/appartement/kamer/kot vinden voor een doctoraatsstudent voor de periode september 2020 - februari 2021 (in Antwerpen of de directe parking ervan)?
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Jeroen Puttevils 4h
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Last call (deadline next Monday Aug 10)!
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Jeroen Puttevils 4h
Looking for new PhD-student to study future expectations in the early modern Low Countries (4 y, )
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 27
Looking for new PhD-student to study future expectations in the early modern Low Countries (4 y, )
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jonasroelens Jul 17
mijn videocollege voor staat online!
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 24
Vlaanderen loopt 130 miljoen euro voor innovatie mis | De Tijd
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 21
Archival situation in Italy continues to deteriorate ... The Archive in Decline: The Emergency of Archival Collections in Italy – Doing History in Public
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 20
Looking for new PhD-student to study future expectations in the early modern Low Countries (4 y, )
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 20
Replying to @wryckbosch
Voor de meerwaardezoeker hier de razend interessant en zeer empirisch onderbouwde paper:
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 19
History need not repeat itself when we write the journal of our plague year | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 17
Thus we need to look at the different relations lottery markets had with organizers and regulators. It can tell us a great deal about the interaction between state formation and capitalism.
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 17
For instance, 15th-c urban debt fuelled the organization of lotteries in the Low Countries, this debt was oftenthe result of fines imposed on cities because of an unsuccessful revolt against the prince. It was this same prince who issued lottery licences to the city authorities…
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 17
Governments (city and/or princely) are pivotal for the development of the capitalist practice of the lottery. Yet, we need to go beyond the dichotomy between capitalism and the state.
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 17
... usually used to pay for the construction of guild chapels, shooting premises and redemption of the confraternity's debts.
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 17
Lotteries organized by shooting confraternities were not unprecedented: the Bruges crossbow shooting-guild organizes one in 1457 (so before the first lottery in the Holy Roman Empire (1465)). What is different between the Low Countries and the HRR is that lottery revenue was ...
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Back2theFuture Jul 17
Looking for some summer bingewatching material featuring time travel and the complex relations between past, present and future? Including an absolutely brilliant soundtrack
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 16
So indeed, there is still a lot of work to be done on the history of lotteries. Thank you for bringing it to attention and for your panoramic overview!
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 16
Replying to @RebeccaSpang
hence the voluntary lottery tax, urban creditors could turn the money owed to them by the city into lottery tickets. Many did so, they must have thought the odds of winning a prize in the lottery higher than seeing their investment in urban finance again
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 16
Replying to @RebeccaSpang
The origins for the Low Countries lotteries = sudden increases in urban debt (often because of wars and revolts), the usual assizes no longer sufficed (or could not be squeezed further)
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Jeroen Puttevils Jul 16
Replying to @RebeccaSpang
Genoa was definitely the earliest, but the fifteenth-century evidence for lotteries held in the towns of the Low Countries is far more extensive which indicates a lottery craze from the 1440s onwards. Am currently writing an article on these 15th-c lotteries.
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