The Rhyme and Reason of Politics in Early Modern Europe : Collected Essays of Herbert H. Rowen

Edited by Harline, Craig E.

This volume brings together the best essays and reviews of Herbert H. Rowen, professor emeritus of Rutgers University, foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and one of the first important English-speaking historians of the Dutch Republic since John Lothrop Motley. Many of the essays, though published previously, have not been readily available, while several appear here for the first time. They include close analysis of the Dutch Republic, French absolutism, the eighteenth-century Republic and the Atlantic Revolutions, and direct and indirect commentary on the task of the historian more generally. Also included are three essays and several reviews about the work of Herbert Rowen, which assess his particular contribution to historical studies. The leading characteristics of that work are reflected in the title of this collection: clarity and ease of expression, rigor of thought, and a focus on the intersection of political thought and practice in the early modern period.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • C. Harline. I. The Work of Herbert Rowen. 2. Herbert Rowen and the Tradition of Early Modern History in the U.S.
  • T.K. Rabb. 3. Herbert Rowen and the Dutch Republic
  • E.H. Kossmann. 4. Selected Reviews of the Major Books. II. Making Sense of the Dutch Republic. 5. The Dutch Revolt: What Kind of Revolution? 6. The Revolution That Wasn't: The Coup d'Etat of 1650 in Holland. 7. Lieuwe van Aitzema: A Soured But Knowing Eye. 8. John de Witt: The Makeshift Executive in a 'Standestaat'. 9. Management of Estates in the Seventeenth Century: John de Witt, the States of Holland and the States General. 10. John de Witt and the Triple Alliance. 11. The Peace of Nijmegen: De Witt's Revenge. III. Absolutism Between Theory and Practice. 12. Arnauld de Pomponne: Louis XIV's Moderate Minister. 13. Louis XIV and Absolutism. 14. 'L'Etat c'est a moi': Louis XIV and the State. 15. A Second Thought on Locke's First Treatise. IV. The Dutch Republic in Comparative Perspective. 16. Proto-Jacobinism in the Dutch Republic. 17. The Union of Utrecht and the Articles of Confederation, The Batavian Constitution and the American Constitution: A Double Parallel. 18. John Adams' Vision of the Dutch Republic. V. On Historians and the Practice of History. 19. A Sketch of Pieter Geyl. 20. The Historical Work of Pieter Geyl. 21. William F. Church: A Historian's Historian. 22. Selected Reviews by Herbert Rowen. Bibliography of the Publications of Herbert H. Rowen. Index.

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書名 The Rhyme and Reason of Politics in Early Modern Europe : Collected Essays of Herbert H. Rowen
著作者等 Harline, Craig E.
書名別名 Collected Essays of Herbert H. Rowen
シリーズ名 International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales d'Histoire Des Idees 132
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 2012.11.05
版表示 Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
ページ数 334p
大きさ H240 x W160
ISBN 9789401052078
言語 英語
出版国 オランダ