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Monarchies, States Generals and Parliaments: The Netherlands in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History (Hardback)
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Monarchies, States Generals and Parliaments: The Netherlands in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History (Hardback)

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Hardback 408 Pages / Published: 22/11/2001
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This 2001 book charts the history of the States General - the parliament - of the Netherlands and its relations with two phases of monarchical rule in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Unlike the English parliament, the States General was a composite body, representing the local estates of the separate provinces which were anxious to keep their autonomy. The history of the States General was determined by this structure, and by its relations with the monarchy: dukes of Burgundy in the fifteenth century, and Spanish Habsburgs in the sixteenth. Ideally, everyone was meant to cooperate. In practice, there was already a major crisis by the 1480s, and divisions from the 1560s led to decades of civil war. By 1600 the Netherlands had split between the United Provinces - a parliamentary regime, governed as a republic by the States General - and the Spanish Netherlands.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521803304
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm


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'... the reader is rewarded ... with a magisterial sweep and expert grasp based on many decades of uninterrupted research and reflection on the themes in question.' The Times Literary Supplement
'... he has not only helped to discover similarities between the States General before and after the Revolt of the Netherlands, but also put into sharper focus major differences between the two periods.' Parliaments, Estates and Representation
'... an important scholarly contribution ...' Reviews in History

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