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The Dutch Republic By Jonathan Israel (Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, University of London)

Summary

The Dutch Golden Age was one of the most spectacularly creative episodes in world history. The age of Grotius, Spinoza, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, it was also remarkable for its immense impact in the spheres of commerce, finance, shipping, and technology. This book provides a comprehensive account of the history of the Dutch republic.

The Dutch Republic Summary

The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 by Jonathan Israel (Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, University of London)

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. 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.

The Dutch Republic Reviews

This is a magnificent doorstop of a book ... As an account of what made possible one of the most dazzling "Golden Ages" in European history it is unlikely to be bettered. * Sunday Telegraph *
Israel has produced a classic ... Any scholar would be delighted to write a book of such learning, vigour and confidence. Very few indeed have done so, and no other has matched Israel on his topic. * THES *

About Jonathan Israel (Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, University of London)

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.

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE MAKING OF THE REPUBLIC, 1477-1588 ; PART 2: THE EARLY GOLDEN AGE, 1588-1647 ; PART III: THE LATER GOLDEN AGE, 1647-1702 ; PART IV: THE AGE OF DECLINE, 1702-1806

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GOR003992310
9780198207344
0198207344
The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 by Jonathan Israel (Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, Professor of Dutch History and Institutions, University of London)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-06-04
1280
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