William the Silent and the Dutch revolt : comparative starting points and triggering of insurgencies / Nick Ridley
- Ridley, Nicholas
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (viii, 200 pages).
- Charles V and Philip II -- Violent disturbances escalate to revolt -- Alva -- Diplomatic glove covers military fist, but neither have finances -- Spanish fury, unions and divisions -- Unscrupulous audacity of condottiere with the wily patience of a Jesuit -- "Ayey pitie de de pauve peuple" -- Aftermath -- Late twentieth- and twenty-first-century insurgencies -- Revolt becomes a national insurgency -- William the Silent, summary and achievement.
- "William the Silent and the Dutch Revolt examines the first stages of the Dutch struggle against Spanish rule during late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The book analyses the causes of growing discontent in the Netherlands and the various stages of the revolt, focusing on the key tipping points where discontent and violent upheaval escalated to become a national struggle for independence. The book also provides comparative analyses of insurgencies in the modern era and examines how popular discontent throughout history has often developed into struggles for full independence. The book is a key resource for scholars and students of early modern European history, as well as those interested in the history of revolts"--
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