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The Dutch Republic


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Preface Lists of maps, tables, and abbreviations Part 1: The Making of the Republic, 1477-1588 1: Introduction 2: On the Threshold of a Modern era 3: Humanism and the Origins of the Reformation, 1470-1520 4: Territorial Consolidation, 1516-1559 5: The Early Dutch Reformation, 1519-1565 6: Society Before the Revolt 7: The Breakdown of the Habsburg Regime, 1549-1566 8: Repression Under Alva, 1567-1572 9: The Revolt Begins 10: The Revolt and the Emergence of a New State Part 2: The Early Golden Age, 1588-1647 11: Consolidation of the Republic, 1588-1590 12: The Republic becomes a Great Power 13: The Institutions of the Republic 14: The Commencement of Dutch World Trade Primacy 15: Society after the Revolt 16: Protestantization, Catholicization, Confessionalization 17: The Separation of Identities: the Twelve Years Truce 18: Crisis Within the Dutch Body Politic, 1607-1616 19: The fall of the Oldenbarnevelt Regime, 1616-1618 20: The Calvinist Revolution of the Counter-Remonstrants, 1618-1621 21: The Republic Under Siege, 1621-1628 22: The Republic in Triumph, 1629-1647 23: Art and Architecture, 1509-1648 24: Intellectual Life, 1572-1650 Part III: The Later Golden Age, 1647-1702 25: The Stadholderate of William II, 1647-1650 26: Society 27: Confessionalization, 1647-1702 28: Freedom and Order 29: The Republic at its Zenith I: the 1650s 30: The Republic at its Zenith II:1659-1672 31: 1672: Year of Disaster 32: The Stadholderate of William III, 1672-1702 33: Art and Architecture, 1645-1702 34: Intellectual Life, 1650-1700 35: The Colonial Empire Part IV: The Age of Decline, 1702-1806 36: The Republic of the Regents, 1702-1747 37: Society 38: The Churches 39: The Enlightenment 40: The Second Orangist Revolution, 1747-1751 41: The Faltering Republic and the New Dynamism in the `South' 42: The Patriot Revolution, 1780-1787 43: The Fall of the Republic 44: Denouement Bibliography Index

About the Author

Jonathan Israel is Professor of Dutch History and Institutions at the University of London. He is the author of many well-respected books in European and particularly Dutch history.


This is a magnificent doorstop of a book ... As an account of what made possible one of the most dazzling "Golden Ages" in European history it is unlikely to be bettered. Sunday Telegraph Israel has produced a classic ... Any scholar would be delighted to write a book of such learning, vigour and confidence. Very few indeed have done so, and no other has matched Israel on his topic. THES

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