The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age

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Cambridge University Press, 22 sep. 2005 - 317 pagina's
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The Dutch are 'the envy of some, the fear of others, and the wonder of all their neighbours'. So wrote the English ambassador to the Dutch Republic, Sir William Temple, in 1673 and Maarten Prak here offers a lively and innovative history of this Dutch 'miracle' in the 17th century.
 

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The enigma of the Republic
1
A turbulent beginning
7
The plundering of Naarden by Spanish troops after
18
An independent state 16091650
27
The end of the Truce in 1621 Atlas van Stolk 1529
38
A world power 16501713
45
The murder of the De Witt brothers in The Hague
54
The armed forces
61
Map of New Netherland 1655 Royal Library The Hague
113
Riches
122
House of the Trip family in Amsterdam Amsterdam
124
Toil and trouble
135
Community
153
The authorities
166
Lek Dyke near Vianen Esaias van de Velde Atlas
182
A dissonant chorus
186

Soldiers relax during the siege of sHertogenbosch in
67
Financial might
75
The siege of Breda in 1637 Jan van Hilten 1637
76
A market economy
87
Floraes Geckskap a print satirising the tulip mania
88
The oil mill in Wormer on fire after being struck
102
A worldwide trading network
111
An urban society
201
A new approach to science and philosophy
222
The Dutch school of painting
234
The urban landscape
250
The end of the Golden Age
263
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Over de auteur (2005)

Maarten Prak is Professor of Social and Economic History at Utrecht University. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Early Modern Capitalism (2000).

Diane Webb is a translator specialising in the fields of history and art.

Diane Webb is a translator specialising in the fields of history and art.

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