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John de Witt : statesman of the "True Freedom

Author: Herbert Harvey Rowen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a biography of the Dutch 'Grand Pensionary' John de Witt (1625-72), who combined a powerful intelligence with superb political skills. His political system, called the 'True Freedom'  Read more...

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Named Person: Johan de Witt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Harvey Rowen
ISBN: 0521527082 9780521527088
OCLC Number: 469866759
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 236 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface; Prologue; 1. To the threshold, 1625-1650; 2. Apprenticeship of power, 1651-1653; 3. The first task, 1653-1654; 4. The man of thought; 5. Consolidation of the 'True Freedom', 1654-1660; 6. The challenge of Stuart and Orange, 1660-1664; 7. The humbling of the foe, 1665-1667; 8. A snarling peace, 1665-1667; 9. The reversal of alliances, 1667-1670; 10. Against the tide, 1670-1672; 11. Collapse of the 'True Freedom', March-August 1672; 12. The worst of days, July-August 1672; Epilogue; A bibliographical essay; Index.
Responsibility: Herbert H. Rowen.
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