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Title: Vroeg-zestiende-eeuwse Frans-Nederlandse relaties
Subtitle: Pierre Gringores Entreprise de Venise en de Antwerpse Venegien
Author(s): BROWN, Cynthia J. , SPEAKMAN SUTCH, Susie
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 49    Issue: 2   Date: 2007   
Pages: 197-211
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.49.2.2023443

Abstract :
Between 1500 and 1513 Pierre Gringore wrote three propagandistic pieces in support of the foreign policy of French King Louis XII. One of these, the 33-stanza Entreprise de Venise, was printed for the first time in Paris sometime between mid-March and early April 1509. This polemical pamphlet was inspired by the formation of an alliance of European princes against the republic of Venice, which had resulted from the League of Cambray of 10 December 1508, whose agenda had included a coordinated military attack against the Venetians. A few years later the Antwerp printer Michiel Hillen van Hoochstraten published an anonymous translation of Gringore’s Entreprise in Dutch under the title Venegien (ca 1514). This article examines how the alterations made in the Dutch rendering of Gringore’s polemical poem serve to create a pamphlet that no longer promotes the policies of the French King but rather supports the aspirations of Emperor Elect Maximilian of Austria.

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