By Pepijn Brandon
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Pepijn Brandon, college of Pittsburgh
In battle, Capital, and the Dutch country (1588-1795), Pepijn Brandon lines the interplay among country and capital within the company of struggle within the Dutch Republic from the Dutch insurrection of the 16th century to the Batavian Revolution of 1795. Combining deep theoretical perception with a radical exam of unique resource fabric, starting from the position of the Dutch East- and West-India businesses to the interior workings of the Amsterdam naval shipyard, and from country coverage to the function of non-public intermediaries in army finance, Brandon offers a sweeping new interpretation of the increase and fall of the Dutch Republic as a hegemonic energy in the early glossy capitalist world-system.
Winner of the 2014 D.J. Veegens prize, provided via the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and arts. Shortlisted for the 2015 global financial heritage Congress dissertation prize (early sleek period).
Pepijn Brandon, Ph.D. (2013), college of Amsterdam, is a prize-winning historian of the Dutch Republic. He has held positions on the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the foreign Institute of Social heritage, and is at present established on the collage of Pittsburgh.
All attracted to the heritage of the Dutch Republic, battle, nation formation, the army revolution debates, eu enlargement, and the origins of capitalism.
"How may well the Dutch Republic that used to be so in contrast to the right of a strong, centralized nation play an important position for therefore lengthy within the war-torn state-system of early-modern Europe? For Pepijn Brandon the reason is living within the proven fact that it was once a ‘federal-brokerage state’. Dutch state-makers persisted to devolve energy downwards in the direction of neighborhood and provincial associations instead of to create nationwide administrative our bodies and to favour brokerage over forms. They mediated among retailers orientated towards the area marketplace and extra neighborhood curiosity teams and will hence draw at the striking assets of the Dutch financial system. It was once basically past due within the eighteenth century that inner limits of this parcellized kingdom constitution grew to become patent. to teach its significant strengths and its ultimately rising weaknesses the writer offers a really lucid in-depth research of 3 parts of interplay among the country and capitalists within the association of warfare.
This groundbreaking e-book presents a desirable and an expert case-study of the particular interaction of 3 of the most riding forces within the background of the early glossy period: capitalism, state-formation and warfare and has significant implications for plenty of basic claims which were made with reference to their background and the heritage of the Dutch Republic."
Prof. dr. Peer Vries, college of Vienna