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Economics & politics: Spain and the Dutch

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Discussion topics

Account for the Dutch 'economic miracle'.
What was distinctive about Dutch culture in the 17th century?
'The Decline of Spain was more apparent than real.' Discuss.


Documents

**NOTE: Some eresources are accessible only on-campus or via off-campus proxies or the athens service**

Texts

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Images

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'Charter of the Dutch West India Company' (1621)
Chronology of the Economic Crisis
Dutch Declaration of Independence, 1581 The Tulip Book from Holland

 

Map of Holland - from the 1570s.
Verzameling van een meenigte tulipaanen, naar het leven geteekend met hunne naamen, en swaarte der bollen, zoo als die publicq verkogt zijn, te Haarlem in den jaare A. 1637, door P. Cos, bloemist te Haarlemm
The Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback. 1634. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

 


ETexts - Online Reading available at Warwick

 

Elliott, 'Self-perception and decline in early seventeenth-century Spain', P&P 74 (1977) [JStor]

Elliott, 'Spanish foreign policy in the 17thC', JMH 55 (1983) [JStor]

Elliott, 'The decline of Spain,' P&P 20 (1961) SRC [JStor] also in T. Aston (ed.), Crisis in Europe, 1560-1660 and in Elliott, Spain and its World (1989)

Garber, Peter M., Famous first bubbles:the fundamentals of early manias (2000)

Israel, Jonathan Irvine, The Dutch Republic (1995)

Kamen, 'Social and Economic Consequences of the Thirty Years War', P&P (1968) [JStor]

Kamen, 'The decline of Spain: a historical myth?', P&P 81 (1978) [JStor] and in his Crisis and Change in Early Modern Spain (1993)

Payne, A History of Spain and Portugal, ch. 14: Spanish Society and Economics in the Imperial Age

 

 Non WarwickCourse

  Jack Owens' Course on Iberian History.

 


 

Secondary literature: Spain

R. Carr (ed.), Spain: A History (2000)

J. Casey, 'Spain: a failed transition,' in P. Clark (ed.), The European Crisis of the 1590s (1985)

" , Early Modern Spain. A Social History (1999)

G. Darby, Spain in the Seventeenth Century (1994)

" , 'Lerma Before Olivares' in History Today, 45 (July 1995)

J. H. Elliott, 'The decline of Spain,' P&P 20 (1961) SRC [JStor] also in T. Aston (ed.), Crisis in Europe, 1560-1660 and in Elliott, Spain and its World (1989)

" , Imperial Spain (1971)

" , 'Self-perception and decline in early seventeenth-century Spain', P&P 74 (1977) [JStor]

" , 'Spanish foreign policy in the 17thC', JMH 55 (1983) [JStor]

Friedrichs, Christopher R., Urban politics in early modern Europe (2000)

Hadden, Richard W. On the shoulders of merchants: Exchange and the mathematical conception of Nature in early modern Europe (1994)

H. Kamen, 'The decline of Spain: a historical myth?', P&P 81 (1978) [JStor] and in his Crisis and Change in Early Modern Spain (1993)

" , Spain 1469-1714: a Society of Conflict (1983)

" , Golden Age Spain (1989)

J. Lynch, The Hispanic World in Crisis and Change (1992)

T. F. Ruiz, Spanish Society 1400-1600 (2001)

R. A. Stradling, 'Seventeenth-century Spain: decline or survival?', Eur.Stud.Rev. 9 (1979) and in his Spain's Struggle for Europe (1994)

" , Europe and the Decline of Spain, 1580-1720 (1981)

I.A.A. Thompson & B. Yun Casalilla (eds), The Castilian Crisis of the Seventeenth Century (1994)

P. Vilar, 'The age of Don Quixote', New Left Review 68 (1971)

 

Secondary literature: Dutch Republic

J. Blom & E. Lamberts (eds), History of the Low Countries (1999)

C. R. Boxer, The Dutch Seaborne Empire (1965)

G. Darby (ed.), The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt (2001)

K. H. D. Haley, The Dutch in the Seventeenth Century (1972)

J. Israel, Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740 (1989)

" , The Dutch Republic 1477-1806 (1995)

" , 'Innovation in Dutch cities 1648-1720', History Today 45 (3/1995)

" , 'Dutch art during its period of crisis and restructuring', Art History 20 (1997)

G. Parker, Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659 (1979)

M. Prak, The Dutch Republic in the 17th Century (2005)

J. L. Price, Culture and Society in the Dutch Republic (1974)

" , The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century (1998)

" , Dutch Society 1588-1713 (2000)

H.H. Rowen, The Princes of Orange in the Dutch Republic (1988)

S. Schama, The Embarassment of Riches: Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (1987) [and critical review by F. Haskell in P&P 120 (1988) JStor]

" , 'The unruly realm: appetite and restraint in 17thC Holland', Daedalus 108 (1979)

R. W. Unger, 'Dutch shipbuilding in the Golden Age', History Today 31 (4/1981)

C. Wilson, The Dutch Republic (1968)

 

Module Forum

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E-Resources

 
LINKS

'The Cervantes Project Home Page', a comprehensive reference and research site dedicated to the study of Cervantes' (1547-1616) works and life

Alastair Duke, 'Select documents for the Reformation and the Revolt of the Low Countries, 1555-1609'

'Modern Spanish History': collections of web-links for (early) modern Spain

The Netherlands - Primary Sources

The Spanish Empire. Course about the Spanish Empire (XVIth to XIXth century) by J. B. Owens (Idaho State University).

The Catholic monarchs of Spain and the history that surrounds them. The write up is given in time line fashion, with small explanatory remarks about each occurrence

The Dutch Revolt Revolution and civil war in the Low Countries (ca. 1550 - ca. 1650).

The Dutch in the Seventeenth Century

The Dutch History Index

Spanish History Index

Portugal in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

History of Trade: 16th-18th Century