The Revolt and the Republic

The monumental treatment of both the revolt and the Republic is: J.I. Israel, The Dutch Republic: its Rise, Greatness, and Fall, 1477-1806, Oxford: Clarendon, 1995.

More specifically on the Dutch Revolt, see for example

  • M.C. ’t Hart, The Making of a Bourgeois State: War, Politics and Finance during the Dutch Revolt. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993
  • G. Parker, The Dutch Revolt, London: Allan Lane/Penguin Books, 1977/1979
  • E.H. Kossmann and A.F. Mellink (eds.), Texts Concerning the Revolt of the Netherlands, Cambridge University Press, 1974.

More specifically on the Republic, see for example

  • K. Davids and J. Lucassen (eds.), A Miracle Mirrored: the Dutch Republic in European Perspective. Cambridge University Press, 1995
  • S. Schama, The Embarassment of Riches: an Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age, New York: Alfred Knopf, 1987
  • S. Schama, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands 1780-1813, New York: Alfred Knopf, 1977.

The following publications deal with the Dutch Republic in international relations:

  • J.I. Israel, Conflicts of Empires: Spain, the Low Countries and the Struggle for World Supremacy, 1585-1713. London: Hambleton Press, 1997
  • J. Misra and T. Boswell, Dutch Hegemony: Global Leadership during the Age of Mercantilism, Acta Politica, Vol. 32 (1997), pp. 147-209. 

The development of political thought during this period has also attracted considerable interest:

  • H.W. Blom, Causality and Morality in Politics: the Rise of Naturalism in Dutch Seventeenth-Century Political Thought. Utrecht: Ph. D. thesis University of Utrecht, 1995
  • M. van Gelderen, The Political Thought of the Dutch Revolt, 1555-1590. Cambridge University Press, 1992. 
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