Commercial Republicanism in the Dutch Golden Age: The Political Thought of Johan & Pieter de la Court

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BRILL, Dec 23, 2011 - History - 414 pages
This book is the first comprehensive study of the radical political thought of the brothers Johan and Pieter de la Court, two eminent theorists from the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic who played a pivotal role in the rise of commercial republicanism.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I THE MAKING OF AN ŒUVRE
25
II THE RHETORIC OF THE MARKET
69
III WISE MERCHANTS
141
IV THE COMMERCIAL COMMONWEALTH
205
V CONCORD AND TOLERATION
284
The Brothers De la Court and the Commercial Republican Tradition
345
Bibliography
359
Index
389
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