The Dutch Republic : Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 (Oxford History of Early Modern Europe)

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9780198730729: The Dutch Republic : Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 (Oxford History of Early Modern Europe)

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 in the history of the world. In this book, Johnathan 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 broad context, and examines the changing relationship between the northern Netherlands and the south which was to develop into modern Belgium.
This comprehensive and lucid account will be as useful to the reader primarily interested in artistic and cultural history as to the student who needs a survey of the Republic's institutions, class structure, and economic development. At the same time it will provide an invaluable aid to scholars interested in new research and new interpretations.

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About the Author:

Jonathan Israel is the author of many well-respected books in European and particularly Dutch history, amongst them Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740 (OUP, 1989), European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750 (OUP, 1985), The Dutch Republic in the Hispanic World, 1606-1661 (OUP, 1982), and joint editor of From Persecution to Toleration (OUP, 1991).

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"Jonathan Israel's 1,231-page blockbuster forms the inaugural volume of a new series, the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe, and offers a comprehensive, integrated account of the northern part of the Netherlands over almost 350 years...The Dutch Republic represents the fruit of 12 years of research, contemplation and writing, and brims over with interesting detail."--The New York Times Book Review


"Those with a serious interest in the history of the Netherlands will not only have to read this book, they will enjoy it."--Sixteenth Century Journal


"The definitive work on the Low Countries for this spectacular but complex period of history....A major contribution to the field and a superb production; the bibliography, plates, and maps alone are worth the price."--Choice


"Isreal performs the great service of charting a path through this literature and presents a coherent and comprehensive picture of the Dutch Republic...is comprehensive in scope and yet so clearly and carefully written that it could serve as a textbook for graduate history courses. Because it is so thoroughly researched and up-to-date, it is also the kind of indispensable handbook that deserves a place on every early modernist's bookshelf."--American Historical Review


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