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Lille and the Dutch Revolt : Urban Stability in an Era of Revolution, 1500-1582 - Robert S. DuPlessis

Lille and the Dutch Revolt

Urban Stability in an Era of Revolution, 1500-1582

Hardcover Published: 2nd February 2015
ISBN: 9780521394154
Number Of Pages: 392

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In the literature on the Dutch revolt - indeed, in the scholarship on revolution as a whole - the experience of the leading textile and trading centre of Lille stands out as singular. Although affected by powerful economic, political, and religious currents that provoked rebellion in many other cities, it was renowned for adhering to the existing order. In this comprehensive study, Robert S. DuPlessis draws on a wide range of primary sources to illuminate the processes of selective adaptation that by the 1560s had endowed Lille with a structural tendency to stability.

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"...this is a very significant study that enlightens many long-neglected aspects of the Dutch revolt by focusing on one locality, thereby not only clarifying the mechanism of maintaining stability in an age of revolution but shedding light on the process of revolution itself." Sixteenth Century Journal "Robert DuPlesses has written an important monograph that will undoubtedly be cited frequently in the future by scholars working on practically all aspects of the Hapsburg Netherlands in the sixteenth century." American Historical Review "DuPlessis' study makes exemplary use of historiography to establish the issues, of social theory to frame the questions and pursue their answers, and of comparative history to enhance the applicability of the results...his book is a major addition to the study of the Dutch Revolt and to the historical study of collective action." Jan de Vries, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

List of tables
List of figures
Introduction: cities and the Dutch revolt
Forces of Revolt and Stabilising Structures
Magistrat, city and central state
'Substantial merchants conducting important trade'
'Cloth of every type and price'
Impoverishment and intervention
Piety and the parameters of reform
Epilogue: stress and stability
Revolution and Stability
A city's 'fine duty'
'Tramping and oppression': Lille under Alba and Requesens, 1566-7
From 'common cause' to 'special league': Lille between estates-general and reconciliation, 1576-82
Conclusion: stability in revolution
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ISBN: 9780521394154
ISBN-10: 0521394155
Series: Cambridge Studies in French
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 2nd February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 16.26  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.7