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.
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