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TitleThe Rhyme and Reason of Politics in Early Modern Europe [electronic resource] : Collected Essays of Herbert H. Rowen / edited by Craig E. Harline
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1992
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Descript IX, 325 p. online resource


Herbert Rowen has always insisted that historians don't need biographers. Outside "a small circle of family, friends and students," what matters most is not the individual but his or her work.' Thus the main purpose of the present volume is to highlight Professor Rowen's contributions to the political history of early modem Europe. Part I includes assessment of his work by others, while Parts ll-V contain examples of his best articles, papers, and reviews, some published here for the first time, most previously hard-to-get. These essays not only add substantively to our understanding of early modem politics, but treat both implicitly and explicitly the historian's task per se. Hence, this is not biography, much less "innocuous laudation" or hagiography, which Herb would not forgive. Yet it is only fitting that someone who lays so much stress on the human side of History should by way of introduction have something said about his person as well as his work


1. Introduction -- I. The Work of Herbert H. Rowen -- 2. Herbert H. Rowen and the Tradition of Early Modern History in the U.S. -- 3. Herbert H. Rowen and the Dutch Republic -- 4. Selected Reviews of Rowenโ{128}{153}s Major Books -- II. Making Sense of the Dutch Republic -- 5. The Dutch Revolt: What Kind of Revolution? -- 6. The Revolution That Wasnโ{128}{153}t: The Coup dโ{128}{153}ร{137}tat of 1650 in Holland -- 7. Lieuwe van Aitzema: A Soured but Knowing Eye -- 8. John de Witt: The Makeshift Executive in a โ{128}{156}Stรคndestaatโ{128}{157} -- 9. Management of Estates in the Seventeenth Century: John de Witt, the States of Holland and the States General -- 10. John de Witt and the Triple Alliance -- 11. The Peace of Nijmegen: De Wittโ{128}{153}s Revenge -- III. Absolutism Between Theory and Practice -- 12. Arnauld de Pomponne: Louis XIVโ{128}{153}s Moderate Minister -- 13. Louis XIV and Absolutism -- 14. โ{128}{156}Lโ{128}{153}รฉtat cโ{128}{153}est ร  moiโ{128}{157}: Louis XIV and the State -- 15. A Second Thought on Lockeโ{128}{153}s First Treatise -- IV. The Dutch Republic in Comparative Perspective -- 16.Proto-Jacobinism in the Dutch Republic -- 17. The Union of Utrecht and the Articles of Confederation, the Batavian Constitution and the American Constitution: A Double Parallel -- 18. John Adamsโ{128}{153} Vision of the Dutch Republic -- V. On Historians and the Practice of History -- 19. A Sketch of Pieter Geyl -- 20. The Historical Work of Pieter Geyl -- 21. William F. Church: A Historianโ{128}{153}s Historian -- 22. Selected Reviews by Herbert H. Rowen -- Bibliography of the Publications of Herbert H. Rowen -- A. Book Authored -- B. Book Translated and/or Edited -- C. Articles -- D. Book Reviews

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