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Monarchies, States Generals and Parliaments : The Netherlands in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries - H. G. Koenigsberger

Monarchies, States Generals and Parliaments

The Netherlands in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Hardcover Published: 11th February 2002
ISBN: 9780521803304
Number Of Pages: 408

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Charts the history of the States General - the parliament - of the Netherlands and its relations with two phases of monarchical rule in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Unlike the English parliament, the States General was a composite body, representing the local estates of the separate provinces which were anxious to keep their autonomy. The history of the States General was determined by this structure, and by its relations with the monarchy: dukes of Burgundy in the fifteenth century, and Spanish Habsburgs in the sixteenth. Ideally, everyone was meant to cooperate. In practice, there was already a major crisis by the 1480s, and divisions from the 1560s led to decades of civil war. By 1600 the Netherlands had split between the United Provinces - a parliamentary regime, governed as a republic by the States General - and the Spanish Netherlands.

'... the reader is rewarded ... with a magisterial sweep and expert grasp based on many decades of uninterrupted research and reflection on the themes in question.' Times Literary Supplement '... he has not only helped to discover similarities between the States General before and after the Revolt of the Netherlands, but also put into sharper focus major differences between the two periods.' Parliaments, Estates and Representation '... an important scholarly contribution ...' Reviews in History

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Glossary
Maps
Prologue
The beginnings of the States General
The first crisis (1477-1494)
The Netherlands becomes part of a composite monarchy (1506-1531): Philip the Handsome (1494-1506)
Dominium politicum et regale in a composite monarchy: the regencies of Margaret of Austria (1507-1530)
Dominium politicum et regale in a composite monarchy: the regency of Mary of Hungary, I (1531-1550)
The Netherlands at the centre of the Habsburg composite monarchy: the regency of Mary of Hungary, II (1550-1955)
The Netherlands at the centre of the Habsburg composite monarchy: the governor-generalship of Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy (1555-1559)
Rule from Madrid: the regency of Margaret of Parma (1559-1567)
The governor-generalships of the duke of Alba (1567-1573) and of Don Luis de Requesens (1573-1576)
The beginnings of parliamentary government: Holland and Zeeland (1572-1576)
Rule by the States General: myths and realities (1576-1581)
Parliamentary government and dominium regale (1580-1600)
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521803304
ISBN-10: 0521803306
Series: Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 11th February 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.77