Monarchies, States Generals and Parliaments: The Netherlands in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Monarchies, States Generals and Parliaments: The Netherlands in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

by H. G. Koenigsberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521803306

ISBN-13: 9780521803304

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This history of the States General of the Netherlands and its relations with the monarchy involves the dukes of Burgundy and the Spanish Habsburgs in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. After more than a century of mainly peaceful cooperation, the two sides quarrelled violently about religion, sovereignty and local privileges, and decades of civil war led to a

Overview

This history of the States General of the Netherlands and its relations with the monarchy involves the dukes of Burgundy and the Spanish Habsburgs in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. After more than a century of mainly peaceful cooperation, the two sides quarrelled violently about religion, sovereignty and local privileges, and decades of civil war led to a split in the country. The North became a republic and a parliamentary regime, while the South remained attached to the Spanish monarchy and continued without the States General.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521803304
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; Maps; 1. Prologue; 2. The beginnings of the States General; 3. The first crisis (1477–94); 4. The Netherlands becomes part of a composite monarchy (1506–31): Philip the Handsome (1494–1506); 5. Dominium politicum et regale in a composite monarchy: the regencies of Margaret of Austria (1507–30); 6. Dominium politicum et regale in a composite monarchy: the regency of Mary of Hungary, I (1531–50); 7. The Netherlands at the centre of the Habsburg composite monarchy: the regency of Mary of Hungary, II (1550–5); 8. The Netherlands at the centre of the Habsburg composite monarchy: the governor-generalship of Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy (1555–9); 9. Rule from Madrid: the regency of Margaret of Parma (1559–67); 10. The governor-generalships of the duke of Alba (1567–73) and of Don Luis de Requesens (1573–6); 11. The beginnings of parliamentary government: Holland and Zeeland (1572–6); 12. Rule by the States General: myths and realities (1576–81); 13. Parliamentary government and dominium regale (1580–1600); 14. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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