The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History - Cambridge Library Collection - European History (Paperback)John Lothrop Motley (author)
Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 17/11/2011
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American historian John Lothrop Motley (1814-77) graduated from Harvard in 1831. During 1832 and 1833 he studied in Goettingen 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. Volume 2 starts with the end of Margaret of Parma's governorship and then describes the start of the Eighty Years' War, covering the period 1567-76, including the governorship of the duke of Alva and the so-called Council of Blood by which he attempted to quash the movement for Dutch independence from Spain.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 33 mm
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