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The Resource The political thought of the Dutch revolt, 1555-1590, Martin van Gelderen

The political thought of the Dutch revolt, 1555-1590, Martin van Gelderen

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The political thought of the Dutch revolt, 1555-1590
Title
The political thought of the Dutch revolt, 1555-1590
Statement of responsibility
Martin van Gelderen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a comprehensive study of the history of the political thought of the Dutch Revolt (1555-90). It explores the development of the political ideas which motivated and legitimized the Dutch resistance against the government of Philip II in the Low Countries, and which became the ideological foundations of the Dutch Republic as it emerged as one of the main powers in Europe. It shows how notions of liberty, constitutionalism, representation and popular sovereignty were of central importance to the political thought and revolutionary events of the Dutch Revolt, giving rise to a distinct political theory of resistance, to fundamental debates on the 'best state' of the new Dutch commonwealth and to passionate disputes on the relationship between church and state which prompted some of the most eloquent early modern pleas for religious toleration. In conclusion the author situates the political thought of the Revolt within the history of the European tradition, arguing that sixteenth-century Dutch political theory, inspired by the indigenous legacy of its constitutionalism and civic culture, and the intellectual legacy of the late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, should be considered as one of the principal foundations of modern political thought
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DLC
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Gelderen, Martin van
Dewey number
949.2/03
Index
index present
LC call number
DH186.5
LC item number
.G37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ideas in context
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  • Netherlands
  • Tachtigjarige oorlog
  • Politieke ideeën
Label
The political thought of the Dutch revolt, 1555-1590, Martin van Gelderen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25025237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780521392044
Lccn
91045932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1480226
Label
The political thought of the Dutch revolt, 1555-1590, Martin van Gelderen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25025237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780521392044
Lccn
91045932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1480226

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