Jaap E. Abrahamse

Winner Dissertation Prize 2011

The grand extension of Amsterdam: city development and urbanism in the seventeenth century

Supervisor: Prof. dr E. J. Sluijter
Co-supervisors: Prof. dr K. A. Ottenheym en dr B. Bakker
Nomination: University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities

Report by the selection committee

All aspects of a city come to life in this book. The practice of urban planning in Amsterdam has often been investigated from an art-historical point of view, but not on the basis of a fundamental examination of archives, as is the case with the dissertation of Jaap Abrahamse.