Reinterpreting the Dutch Forty Years War, 1672–1713

  • David Onnekink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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    Pages 1-15
  3. David Onnekink
    Pages 37-64
  4. David Onnekink
    Pages 65-88
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    Pages 123-132
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 133-138

About this book


This book aims to reinterpret current perceptions of the Dutch Forty Years War (1672-1713), usually regarded as a struggle against the expansionism of Louis XIV, birthing the European balance of power. Particular attention is given to recent international relations theory, through the examination of popular and official documents, as well as political and diplomatic correspondence. While focusing on the emergence and appropriation of Universal Monarchy and Balance of Power discourses, this book also provides counter discourses, allowing readers to explore the lively domestic debate on foreign policy along partisan lines.


Diplomacy Balance of Power Monarchy Identity Glorious Revolution Louis XIV John de Witt William III Spanish Succession

Authors and affiliations

  • David Onnekink
    • 1
  1. 1.Deptartment of HistoryUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95135-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95136-9
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