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

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 22, 2001 - History - 381 pages
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Tells the history of the States General of the Netherlands and its relations with the monarchy, first the dukes of Burgundy then the Spanish Habsburgs, in the later 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.
 

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Contents

Prologue i
13
The first crisis 14771494
42
The Netherlands becomes part of a composite monarchy
73
The Netherlands at the centre of the Habsburg composite
151
The Netherlands at the centre of the Habsburg composite
172
the regency of Margaret of Parma
193
The governorgeneralships of the duke of Alba 15671573
220
myths and realities 15761581
260
Parliamentary government and dominium regale 15801600
301
Epilogue
322
Bibliography
344
Index
356
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Professor H. G. Koenigsberger FBA is one of Britain's senior historians. German by birth, he has taught at Manchester, Nottingham, Cornell and London, and is now Professor of History Emeritus and Fellow, King's College London. Koenigsberger is also a Past President of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions, and in 1987 Cambridge published a festschrift in his honour under the title Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe, ed. Mack and Jacob. In the late 1960s Koenigsberger was a founder-editor (with Professor Sir John Elliott) of the 'Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History' series, where his book is now being published.

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