Lotte van de Pol

Lotte van de Pol

Lotte van de Pol is a historian who has worked at various academic institutions. She has written about women, the life of the common people, and criminality and culture in the Netherlands in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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In collaboration with the historian Rudolf Dekker, she wrote Vrouwen in mannenkleren. De geschiedenis van een tegendraadse traditie (The Tradition of Female Transvestitism in Early Modern Europe, 1989), which Simon Schama described as ‘one of the most exciting works of social history written’. It has been translated into several languages.

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