The Republican Alternative. The Netherlands and Switzerland Compared

Holenstein, André; Maissen, Thomas; Prak, Maarten (eds.) (2008). The Republican Alternative. The Netherlands and Switzerland Compared. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

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The Republican Alternative seeks to move beyond the mere notion of scholarly inquiry into the republic—the subject of recent rediscovery by political historians interested in Europe’s intellectual heritage—by investigating the practical similarities and differences between two early modern republics, as well as their self-images and interactions during the turbulent seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Among the world’s most economically successful societies, Switzerland and the Netherlands laid much of the foundation for their prosperity during the early modern period discussed here. This volume attempts to clarify the special character of these two countries as they developed, including issues of religious plurality, the republican form of government, and an increasingly commercially-driven agrarian society.

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06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Swiss History

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Holenstein, André




Amsterdam University Press




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04 Oct 2013 15:18

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26 Jan 2015 16:58

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