9781789140866-1789140862-Revolt in the Netherlands: The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648

Revolt in the Netherlands: The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648

ISBN-13: 9781789140866
ISBN-10: 1789140862
Edition: 1
Author: van der Lem, Anton
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781789140866
ISBN-10: 1789140862
Edition: 1
Author: van der Lem, Anton
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors van der Lem, Anton wrote Revolt in the Netherlands: The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648 comprising 272 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1789140862 and 9781789140866. Since then Revolt in the Netherlands: The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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In 1568, the Seventeen Provinces in the Netherlands rebelled against the absolutist rule of the king of Spain. A confederation of duchies, counties, and lordships, the Provinces demanded the right of self-determination, the freedom of conscience and religion, and the right to be represented in government. Their long struggle for liberty and the subsequent rise of the Dutch Republic was a decisive episode in world history and an important step on the path to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And yet, it is a period in history we rarely discuss.

In his compelling retelling of the conflict, Anton van der Lem explores the main issues at stake on both sides of the struggle and why it took eighty years to achieve peace. He recounts in vivid detail the roles of the key protagonists, the decisive battles, and the war’s major turning points, from the Spanish governor’s Council of Blood to the Twelve Years Truce, while all the time unraveling the shifting political, religious, and military alliances that would entangle the foreign powers of France, Italy, and England. Featuring striking, rarely seen illustrations, this is a timely and balanced account of one of the most historically important conflicts of the early modern period.

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