Representative government in the Dutch provinces : the controversy over the stadtholderate (1705-1707) and Simon van Slingelandt
Contributions to the history of concepts, 2020, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 76-96
DREJER, Bert, Representative government in the Dutch provinces : the controversy over the stadtholderate (1705-1707) and Simon van Slingelandt, Contributions to the history of concepts, 2020, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 76-96 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/66831
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This article reconsiders the way political representation was understood in the early modern Netherlands by focusing on the contemporary contribution of Simon van Slingelandt. His views of the representative nature of the government of the Dutch Republic were deeply polemical when he devel- oped them, but went on to have a profound influence on the later literature and are notably sustained in modern histories of the subject. The best way to nuance the view of political representation our historiography has inher- ited from Van Slingelandt is by returning to the earlier views he set out to discredit. By examining both views, I thus hope to shed some new light on the representative nature of early modern Dutch government.
First published online: April 2020
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/66831
Full-text via DOI: 10.3167/choc.2020.150105
ISSN: 1807-9326; 1874-656X
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
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