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The Rise of the Dutch Republic

The Rise of the Dutch Republic
A History
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - European History

  • Date Published: November 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108036788

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About the Authors
  • American historian John Lothrop Motley (1814–77) graduated from Harvard in 1831. During 1832 and 1833 he studied in Göttingen before returning to the United States. Already the author of two novels and numerous essays, he began to plan a history of the Netherlands, but, unable to find all the source material he needed in America, he returned to Europe in 1851, this time with his family. The next few years he spent researching in Dresden, The Hague and Brussels. The result was this famous account of the foundation of the Dutch Republic, first published in 1855. The three-volume work begins with a general historical background for the region, before describing the early years of the revolt of the Netherlands, the 1581 declaration of Dutch independence and the assassination of William the Silent in 1584.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108036788
    • length: 1860 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 137 x 101 mm
    • weight: 2.5kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Historical introduction
    Part I. Philip the Second in the Netherlands. 1555–9:
    1. The opening and closing scene
    2. Saint Quentin and Gravelines
    3. Philip's farewell to the Netherlands
    Part II. Administration of the Duchess Margaret. 1559–67:
    1. Sowing the wind
    2. The taciturn against King, Cardinal, and Elector
    3. The Holy Inquisition
    4. A mortal combat and fatal triumph
    5. The harvest ripening
    6. Compromise and moderation
    7. The first whirlwind. Volume 2: Part II continued:
    8. Prudent Philip
    9. Blood shed and spared
    10. The prologue finished
    Part III. Alva. 1567–73:
    1. The reign of terror and the Council of Blood
    2. Victims and champions
    3. The Governor's triumph and the Infante's doom
    4. The Liberator's first campaign
    5. A tenth penny and a model murder
    6. Long live the beggars
    7. The Liberator conquered by St. Bartholomew
    8. Three thorough massacres
    9. Tyranny's tide begins to ebb
    Part IV. Administration of the Grand Commander. 1573–6:
    1. Misery of Mook-Heath
    2. The Leyden drama. Volume 3: Part IV continued:
    3. Barren diplomacy and submarine laurels
    4. The Hopper policy and the monster mutiny
    5. The Antwerp fury ripens the Ghent concord
    Part V. Don John of Austria. 1576–8:
    1. Lepanto's hero
    2. The under side of the cards
    3. A lion in the toils
    4. The outlaw's return
    5. The guardian of the Netherland bride and her suitors
    Part VI. Alexander of Parma. 1578–84:
    1. A nation severed and a republic born
    2. Triumphs of treason
    3. Sterile conferences and teeming intrigues
    4. Declaration of independence
    5. Two elected sovereigns
    6. The French fury and its results
    7. A hero's death

  • Author

    John Lothrop Motley

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