Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century – The Politics of Particularism - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Holland and the Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Politics of Particularism

J. L. Price


This is a study of the politics of the pivotal province of Holland and of its role in the political system of the Dutch Republic as a whole in the 17th century. It treats the reality of politics from the ground up. The book explores the politics of the towns of Holland in detail, examines the province's political system, and assesses the ways in which Holland influenced the policies of the Dutch Republic in its Golden Age. It argues, controversially, that not only did the decentralised political system of the Republic work well, but that a more unified state would have been a failure. Its appr ... More

Keywords: politics, Holland, Dutch Republic, 17th century, Golden Age, decentralisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203834
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203834.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. L. Price, author
University of Hull