The Dutch Republic -

The Dutch Republic

Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806



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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.

Product code: 9780198207344

ISBN 9780198207344
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H233xW155xS51
Series Oxford History of Early Modern Europe
No. Of Pages 1280
Publisher Oxford University Press
This book provides a comprehensive account of the history of the Dutch republic, from the revolt against Spain in the sixteenth century, to its declining fortunes and abolition by Napoleon in the nineteenth, setting the Golden Age in its full historical context.