"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 ReviewReseña del editor:
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, 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 broad context, and examines the changing relationship between the northern Netherlands and the south, which was to develop into modern Belgium. One of the principal aims of the book is to counter the oversimplification which characterizes so much history writing today, and to provide a new type of integrated history which draws the different dimensions of the discipline firmly together in strictly non-technical language. The result is a comprehensive and lucid account 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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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110198730721
Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0198730721 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0081962
Descripción May 25, 1995. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería dup ant 17 030517
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0198730721
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198730721