War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795)

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Abstract

In War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795), Pepijn Brandon traces the interaction between state and capital in the organisation of warfare in the Dutch Republic from the Dutch Revolt of the sixteenth century to the Batavian Revolution of 1795. Combining deep theoretical insight with a thorough examination of original source material, ranging from the role of the Dutch East- and West-India Companies to the inner workings of the Amsterdam naval shipyard, and from state policy to the role of private intermediaries in military finance, Brandon provides a sweeping new interpretation of the rise and fall of the Dutch Republic as a hegemonic power within the early modern capitalist world-system.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Number of pages447
ISBN (Electronic)9789004302518
ISBN (Print)9789004228146
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Publication series

NameHistorical Materialism Book Series
PublisherBrill
No.101
ISSN (Print)1570-1522

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