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Title The republican alternative : the Netherlands and Switzerland compared / André Holenstein, Thomas Maissen, Maarten Prak (eds.).

Imprint [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008.


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Description 1 online resource (360 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-351) and index.
Contents Introduction : the Dutch and Swiss republics compared / André Holenstein, Thomas Maissen, and Maarten Prak -- 'The league of the discordant members, ' or, How the old Swiss confederation operated and how it managed to survive for so long / Andreas Würgler -- Challenges for the republic : coordination and loyalty in the Dutch republic / Maarten Prak -- Bridging the gap : confessionalisation in Switzerland / Francisca Loetz -- Was the Dutch republic a Calvinist community? The state, the confessions and culture in the early modern Netherlands / Willem Frijhoff -- Inventing the sovereign republic : imperial structures, French challenges, Dutch models and the early modern Swiss confederation / Thomas Maissen -- Turning Swiss? Discord in the Dutch debates / Martin van Gelderen -- The content, form and function of Swiss and Dutch images of history / Olaf Mörke -- Republican art? Dutch and Swiss art and art-production compared / Michael North -- The Dassier workshop in Geneva and the Netherlands : two Calvinist republics expressed in medallic form, 1695-1748 / William Eisler -- Exporting mercenaries, money and Mennonites : a Swiss diplomatic mission to The Hague, 1710-1715 / Stefan Altorfer-Ong -- Republican risks : commerce and agriculture in the Dutch republic / Ida Nijenhuis -- Republican futures : the image of Holland in 18th-century Swiss reform discourse / Béla Kapossy -- Radical elements and attempted revolutions in the late-18th-century republics / Marc Lerner -- Debating the republic : a conference report / Daniel Schläppi.
Note Print version record.
Summary The Netherlands and Switzerland are among the world's most economically successful societies. Their inhabitants enjoy high standards of living and express great satisfaction with their lives according to surveys. This despite serious natural handicaps, such as a lack of raw materials and an abundance of water and rock respectively. The foundation for their prosperity was laid in the early modern period, between roughly 1500 and 1800, when, as federal republics, the two countries were already something of an anomaly in Europe. Their inhabitants experienced serious anxieties and tried to justify their exceptionality, to which they were, at the same time, greatly attached. The Republican Alternative attempts to clarify, through a sustained comparison, the special character of the two countries, which were similar perhaps at first sight, but nonetheless developed their own solutions to the challenges they faced. The book includes in-depth discussions of citizenship arrangements, Swiss and Dutch dealings with religious pluriformity, political discourses justifying the republican form of government, the advantages and disadvantages of an agrarian over a commercial society. Nederland en Zwitserland behoren tot de meest succesvolle samenlevingen, in Europa en de wereld. De inwoners hebben een hoge levensstandaard en geven in enquêtes te kennen dat zij tevreden zijn met hun bestaan. Dit ondanks niet onaanzienlijke natuurlijke handicaps, zoals een overdaad aan water en stenen op hun territorium en een gebrek aan grondstoffen. De basis voor die voorspoed werd gelegd in de periode tussen ruwweg 1500 en 1800, toen beide landen als federale republieken ook al buitenbeentjes vormden in Europa. De bewoners van die twee staten hadden het daar soms moeilijk mee en putten zich uit in rechtvaardigingen van hun buitenissigheid, waaraan ze tegelijkertijd zeer gehecht waren. The Republican alternative belicht door middel van een vergelijking de eigenaardigheden van twee landen die aan elkaar verwant waren, maar toch ook in allerlei opzichten van elkaar verschilden. Het boek behandelt onder meer de inspraak van burgers in de politiek, de omgang met religieuze verscheidenheid, het discours over de Republiek, de kunstvormen die populair waren, het eigen geschiedbeeld en voor- en nadelen van een agrarische boven een commerciële samenleving.
Language English.
Subject Netherlands -- Politics and government.
Switzerland -- Politics and government.
Representative government and representation -- Netherlands.
Representative government and representation -- Switzerland.
Republicanism -- Netherlands -- History.
Republicanism -- Switzerland -- History.
Representative government and representation.
Mathematics and science.
Science: general issues.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
HISTORY -- General.
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Representative government and representation. (OCoLC)fst01094941
Republicanism. (OCoLC)fst01095066
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Switzerland. (OCoLC)fst01205401
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Holenstein, André.
Maissen, Thomas, 1962-
Prak, Maarten Roy, 1955-
Other Form: Print version: Republican alternative. [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008 9789089640055 9089640053 (OCoLC)228443512
ISBN 9789048508495 (electronic bk.)
9048508495 (electronic bk.)
9089640053 (Paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000048791259
AU@ 000051339922
AU@ 000058164891
CDX 9714373
DEBBG BV043158084
DEBBG BV044136486
DEBSZ 396265960
DEBSZ 422039861
GBVCP 865735808
NZ1 13865842
NZ1 14936130
GBVCP 100360417X

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