The Dutch Wars of Independence

Author(s): 
t'Hart, Marjolein
ISBN: 
9780582209671
Date published: 
January 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£29.99

In The Dutch Wars of Independence , Marjolein ’t Hart assesses the success of the Dutch in establishing their independence through their eighty years struggle with Spain. The volume investigates thoroughly the economic profitability of warfare in the early modern period and shows how smaller, commercialized states could sustain prolonged war violence common to that period. It moves beyond traditional explanations of Dutch success in warfare focusing on geography, religion, diplomacy while presenting an up-to-date overview and interpretation of the Dutch Revolt, the Anglo-Dutch Wars and the Guerre de Hollande.