The less neurotic approach to Islam in the Age of Enlightenment is reflected in the title page illustration of Du Ryer's Quran translation published by Pierre Mortier.
Out of interest, but possibly also to kill the time, a British army officer in Iraq set down the folktales of the local Shia tribes.
On September 24th, 1577, church bells rung for the father of the fatherland. The rejoicing was general, people were sweeping the tears from their eyes. Alas, two years later, the unity of the Netherlands had already been undone.