The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806

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byJonathan Israel

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The Dutch Golden Age, the age of Grotius, Spinoza, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and a host of other renowned artists and writers was also remarkable for its immense impact in the spheres of commerce, finance, shipping, and technology. It was in fact one of the most spectacularly creative episodes inthe history of the world. Jonathan Israel gives the definitive account of the emergence of the United Provinces as a great power, and explains the subsequent decline in the eighteenth century. He places the thought, politics, religion, and social developments of the Golden Age in their broadcontext, and examines the changing relationship between the northern Netherlands and the south, which was to develop into modern Belgium.

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The Dutch Golden Age, known for its renowned artists and writers, was also remarkable for its immense impact on the spheres of commerce, finance, shipping, and technology. Israel gives the definitive account of the emergence of the United Provinces as a great power, its subsequent decline in the 18th century, and the changing relations...

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The Dutch Golden Age, the age of Grotius, Spinoza, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and a host of other renowned artists and writers was also remarkable for its immense impact in the spheres of commerce, finance, shipping, and technology. It was in fact one of the most spectacularly creative episodes inthe history of the world. Jonathan Israel give...

Jonathan Israel is Professor of Dutch History and Institutions at the University of London. He is the author of many well-respected books in European and particularly Dutch history.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1262 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.01 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PrefaceLists of maps, tables, and abbreviationsPart 1: The Making of the Republic, 1477-15881. Introduction2. On the Threshold of a Modern era3. Humanism and the Origins of the Reformation, 1470-15204. Territorial Consolidation, 1516-15595. The Early Dutch Reformation, 1519-15656. Society Before the Revolt7. The Breakdown of the Habsburg Regime, 1549-15668. Repression Under Alva, 1567-15729. The Revolt Begins10. The Revolt and the Emergence of a New StatePart 2: The Early Golden Age, 1588-164711. Consolidation of the Republic, 1588-159012. The Republic becomes a Great Power13. The Institutions of the Republic14. The Commencement of Dutch World Trade Primacy15. Society after the Revolt16. Protestantization, Catholicization, Confessionalization17. The Separation of Identities: the Twelve Years Truce18. Crisis Within the Dutch Body Politic, 1607-161619. The fall of the Oldenbarnevelt Regime, 1616-161820. The Calvinist Revolution of the Counter-Remonstrants, 1618-162121. The Republic Under Siege, 1621-162822. The Republic in Triumph, 1629-164723. Art and Architecture, 1509-164824. Intellectual Life, 1572-1650Part III: The Later Golden Age, 1647-170225. The Stadholderate of William II, 1647-165026. Society27. Confessionalization, 1647-170228. Freedom and Order29. The Republic at its Zenith I: the 1650s30. The Republic at its Zenith II:1659-167231. 1672: Year of Disaster32. The Stadholderate of William III, 1672-170233. Art and Architecture, 1645-170234. Intellectual Life, 1650-170035. The Colonial EmpirePart IV: The Age of Decline, 1702-180636. The Republic of the Regents, 1702-174737. Society38. The Churches39. The Enlightenment40. The Second Orangist Revolution, 1747-175141. The Faltering Republic and the New Dynamism in the `South'42. The Patriot Revolution, 1780-178743. The Fall of the Republic44. DenouementBibliographyIndex

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The Dutch Golden Age, known for its renowned artists and writers, was also remarkable for its immense impact on the spheres of commerce, finance, shipping, and technology. Israel gives the definitive account of the emergence of the United Provinces as a great power, its subsequent decline in the 18th century, and the changing relationship between the northern Netherlands and the south, which was to develop into modern Belgium. 32 color plates

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`For the new Oxford History of Early Modern Europe to be launched with a study of the Dutch Republic is both appropriate and auspicious. ...it would be hard to think of a British scholar better qualified to write a wide-ranging account of the early modern Low Countries - and to set a standardfor the series as a whole - than Jonathan Israel. ... he has a remarkably wide knowledge of both the archival and the printed sources of Netherlands history; and he brings to his task an energy, conviction and directness of manner that holds the attention, is constantly informative and frequentlyprompts the reader to reconsider accepted views.'English Historical Review