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

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

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The republican alternative : the Netherlands and Switzerland compared
Title
The republican alternative
Title remainder
the Netherlands and Switzerland compared
Statement of responsibility
André Holenstein, Thomas Maissen, Maarten Prak (eds.)
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
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IT-FiEUI
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1962-
  • 1955-
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  • Holenstein, André
  • Maissen, Thomas
  • Prak, Maarten Roy
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  • Representative government and representation
  • Representative government and representation
  • Republicanism
  • Republicanism
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
Label
The republican alternative : the Netherlands and Switzerland compared, André Holenstein, Thomas Maissen, Maarten Prak (eds.)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb16837216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9789089640055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)228443512
Label
The republican alternative : the Netherlands and Switzerland compared, André Holenstein, Thomas Maissen, Maarten Prak (eds.)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb16837216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9789089640055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)228443512

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