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The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt - Graham Darby

The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt

By: Graham Darby (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th May 2001
ISBN: 9780415253789
Number Of Pages: 175

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The Dutch revolt against Spanish rule in the sixteenth century was a formative event in European history. The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt brings together in one volume the latest scholarship from leading experts in the field, to illuminate why the Dutch revolted, the way events unfolded and how they gained independence. In exploring the desire of the Dutch to control their own affairs, it also questions whether Dutch identity came about by accident. The book begins with a narrative of events, and then explores the current state of research in greater depth, focusing on: the role of the aristocracy religion the towns and provinces the Spanish perspective finance and ideology. As well as making the most recent research available in English for the first time, this book provides a useful introduction to the topic for sixth formers, teachers and undergraduates.

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'Graham Darby has assembled a strong group of writers to produce a sound and judicious survey of what is a very formative event in the history of early modern Europe.' - History

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Chronologyp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Narrative of Eventsp. 8
Alva's Throne -Making Sense of the Revolt of the Netherlandsp. 29
The Nobles and the Revoltp. 48
Religion and the Revoltp. 67
The Towns and the Revoltp. 84
The Grand Strategy of Philip II and the Revolt of the Netherlandsp. 107
Keeping the Wheels of War Turningp. 133
From Domingo De Soto to Hugo Grotiusp. 151
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780415253789
ISBN-10: 0415253780
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 29th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 13.87  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1