A Selection of the Poems of Sir Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687)
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Constantijn Huygens was one of the Dutch nation's principal contributors to the transformation of European culture in the early-modern period. As a poet, diplomat, scholar and statesman, he influenced the cultural, scholarly and political life of his time. This book introduces his poetry to English-speaking readers, demonstrating the breadth of his interests and his pivotal role in European culture. All poems are presented both in Dutch (or Latin) and English, and a concise biographical and cultural introduction, together with the bibliography and index, offer ample guidance for further investigation.