Monday, 17 June 2013

WDF 22: The Dutch Revolt, Bibliography

Hello history friends! Here's the bibliography for WDF 22

>Graham Darby (Ed), The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt (2001: Routledge).
>Geoffrey Parker, The World Is Not Enough: The Imperial Vision of Philip II of Spain (2001: Baylor University Press).
>Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold: the formation of the Burgundian state (2002: The Boydell Press).
>Martin van Gelderen, The Dutch Revolt (1993: Cambridge University Press).
>Abraham Van de Velde, THE WONDERS OF THE MOST HIGH (A 125 YEAR HISTORY OF THE >UNITED NETHERLANDS 1550-1675), available:
>Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez, The Dutch Revolt Through Spanish Eyes: Self and Other in Historical and Literary Texts of Golden Age Spain (c. 1548-1673) (2008: Peter Land Publishing).
>Roland E Miller, Muslims and the Gospel: Bridging the Gap: a Reflection on Christian Sharing (2005: Kirk House Publishers).

>John Lothrop Motley, History of United Netherlands 1586 to 1589 (2004: Kessinger Publishing).

Saturday, 8 June 2013

WDF 22: The Dutch Revolt To Come

When the Seventeen United Provinces of the Netherlands began their revolt against Spanish rule, few could have anticipated either their success or the results of their success. Facing down the largest, richest and most militaristically powerful empire in the world, Dutch romanticists believed in a form of rule that was fair; with a taxation system that did not target them and a religious policy that did not target them. Their moves in the mid 1560's sparked a series of chain reactions in international relations and within the balance of European power that ensured Europe itself and the world would never be the same again.

Tune in on Sunday, 16th June for WDF 22: The Dutch Revolt to hear the full story of the prelude to the event, the international implications and the subsequent consequences. Observe below the size of the United Provinces, then imagine it compared to the rest of the Spanish Empire, and you can imagine the difficulty history has in explaining its success. Thankssss!