The Dutch Republic
(Henk van Nierop) The Low Countries - 1995, № 3, pp. 282-283
Jonathan Israel's 'Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness and Fall' (Oxford, 1995) is an immensely stimulating book, a thoughtful synthesis that is scholarly, intelligently argued and elegantly written. It is indispensable for anyone interested in the history of the Netherlands or of early-modern Europe in general, a masterwork bound to set the standard for future generations of historians.
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