The Political Economy of the Dutch Republic

The Political Economy of the Dutch Republic


within the first half the 17th century the Dutch Republic emerged as one in every of Europe's top maritime powers. The political and army management of this small nation was once in keeping with large-scale borrowing from an more and more prosperous heart type of retailers, brands and regents This quantity offers the 1st accomplished account of the political economic climate of the Dutch republic from the 16th to the early 19th century. development on previous scholarship and large new proof it tackles major concerns: the impression of political revolution on estate rights and public finance, and the facility of the state to renegotiate problems with taxation and govt borrowing in altering political conditions. The essays during this quantity chart the Republic's upward thrust throughout the 17th century, and its next decline as different ecu international locations followed the Dutch monetary version and war bankrupted the kingdom within the eighteenth century. by way of following the United Provinces's monetary skill to reply to the altering nationwide and foreign situations throughout a three-hundred 12 months interval, a lot might be discovered not just in regards to the Dutch adventure, however the wider eu implications to boot.

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