Item description for Power And the City in the Netherlandic World (The Northern World, V. 22) by Wayne Te Brake & Wim Klooster...
In the absence of a powerful state, how was coercive power established within, over, and by the cities of the Low Countries? Eleven chapters covering the medieval and early modern periods explore this theme from various angles. Some chapters detail symbolic contests or armed struggle, while others focus on industrial control by urban magistrates or their attempts to regulate servants and maintain religious orthodoxy. The essays suggest that the Netherlandic world, in which cities have always loomed large, may have followed a distinctive path of political development that characterized the urban belt of Europe more generally. As such, this volume aims to create new understandings of the place of the Low Countries in European history.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.34 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 900415129X ISBN13 9789004151291
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More About Wayne Te Brake & Wim Klooster
Wayne te Brake, Professor of History at Purchase College, State University of New York, is author of "Regents and Rebels: The Revolutionary World of an Eighteenth-Century Dutch City" (1989), and coeditor of "Challenging Authority: The Historical Study of Contentious Politics" (1998).
Wayne te Brake currently resides in the state of New York.