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Vondel, Joost Van Den."
Medaellie voor de Gommariste kettermeester en inquisiteur te Dordrecht.[1630]. Broadside (33 x 20.5 cm). Mounted on paperboard support."
[1] l.The original broadside, printed in 1630, of one of the well-known “hekeldichten” (satires) by the Prince of Dutch poets of the Golden age, Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679), defending the Arminians (the more moderate Remonstrants) against the Gomarists (strictly Calvanistic Contra-Remonstrants). Vondel signed this anonymous satire with “een vyant van de Loevesteynsche Inquisiti.”: an enemy of the “inquisition” of the prisoners at the Castle Loevesteyn: Hugo Grotius, Rombout Hoogerbeerts and others, all arrested in 1619 by Prince Maurits and sentenced to life-long imprisonment. So he is pointing out that the Calvinists are behaving in the same manner as the Spanish Catholic Inquisitors. The poem is full of sarcasm, puns, and hidden attacks on the rigorous Calvinistic adherents of the doctrines that had prevailed at the Synod of Dordrecht (1619). Vondel grew up in the Anabaptist movement and was shocked and offended by these arrests and the execution of Oldenbarnevelt and others. A decade after the present publiction he converted to Catholicism.Stain in the left margin, a few folds, corners slightly thumbed. Otherwise in very good condition.l Unger, Bibliogr., 187; Schuytvlot 328."
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