Dr. C.J. (Jaco) Zuijderduijn

  • Researcher

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2088
E-Mail: c.j.zuijderduijn@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Economische en Sociale geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.24a

Fields of interest

My research interests lie in the field of social and economic history of pre-industrial societies, particularly of the Low Countries.

I currently work on history of crime, as well as the history of old age provisions.

I have published on the development of capital markets in late-medieval Holland, particularly focusing on the origins of Holland’s financial revolution. I have also written articles about the financial markets of towns and villages.

Another field of interest is the participation of households in upcoming markets. Did the commercialization of the late middle ages allow families better possibilities to cope with life cycle effects? And how did their preferences affect social and economic developments on the macro level? To this end I have studied asset management of households in the town of Edam, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.


Introduction to Economic and Social History

Key Publications

  • C.J. Zuijderduijn, Medieval capital markets. Markets for renten, state formation and private investment in Holland (1300-1550) Global Economic History Series 2 (Leiden/Boston Brill Academic Publishers 2009).

  • Jaco Zuijderduijn and Tine de Moor, ‘Preferences of the poor. Market participation and asset management in sixteenth-century Holland’, European Review of Economic History 17 (2013) 233-249.

  • Jaco Zuijderduijn, Jane Humphries and Tine de Moor, ‘Introduction’, European Review of Economic History 17 (2013) 141-146.

  • Jaco Zuijderduijn and Tine de Moor, 'The art of counting. Reconstructing numeracy in the middle and upper classes on the basis of portraits in the early modern Low Countries', Historical Methods 46 (2013) 41-56.

  • Jaco Zuijderduijn and Tine de Moor, 'Spending, saving, or investing? Risk management in sixteenth-century Dutch households', The Economic History Review 66 (2013) 38-56.

Last Modified: 10-12-2015