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The Rhyme and Reason of Politics in Early Modern Europe


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1. Introduction; C. Harline. I. The Work of Herbert Rowen. 2. Herbert Rowen and the Tradition of Early Modern History in the U.S.; T.K. Rabb. 3. Herbert Rowen and the Dutch Republic; E.H. Kossmann. 4. Selected Reviews of the Major Books. II. Making Sense of the Dutch Republic. 5. The Dutch Revolt: What Kind of Revolution? 6. The Revolution That Wasn't: The Coup d'Etat of 1650 in Holland. 7. Lieuwe van Aitzema: A Soured But Knowing Eye. 8. John de Witt: The Makeshift Executive in a `Standestaat'. 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 Witt's Revenge. III. Absolutism Between Theory and Practice. 12. Arnauld de Pomponne: Louis XIV's Moderate Minister. 13. Louis XIV and Absolutism. 14. `L'Etat c'est a moi': Louis XIV and the State. 15. A Second Thought on Locke'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 Adams' 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 Historian's Historian. 22. Selected Reviews by Herbert Rowen. Bibliography of the Publications of Herbert H. Rowen. Index.

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