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Lille and the Dutch Revolt
Urban Stability in an Era of Revolution, 1500–1582


Part of Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History

  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521894173

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  • In the literature on the Dutch revolt - indeed, in the scholarship on revolution as a whole - the experience of the leading textile and trading centre of Lille stands out as singular. Although affected by powerful economic, political, and religious currents that provoked rebellion in many other cities, it was renowned for adhering to the existing order. In this comprehensive study, Robert S. DuPlessis draws on a wide range of primary sources to illuminate the processes of selective adaptation that by the 1560s had endowed Lille with a structural tendency to stability.

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    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521894173
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of figures
    Introduction: cities and the Dutch revolt
    Part I. Forces of Revolt and Stabilising Structures:
    1. Magistrat, city and central state
    2. 'Substantial merchants conducting important trade'
    3. 'Cloth of every type and price'
    4. Impoverishment and intervention
    5. Piety and the parameters of reform
    Epilogue: stress and stability
    Part II. Revolution and Stability:
    6. A city's 'fine duty'
    7. 'Tramping and oppression': Lille under Alba and Requesens, 1566–7
    8. From 'common cause' to 'special league': Lille between estates-general and reconciliation, 1576–82
    Conclusion: stability in revolution.

  • Author

    Robert S. DuPlessis, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

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