Eighty Years' War

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  • How significant was the Reformed faith to the success of the Dutch Revolt?

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    The Dutch Revolt, In the sixteenth century, was a conflict between the Protestant Low Countries, and the Catholic Spanish Empire. This resulted in the division of the seventeen provinces of the Netherlands, and eventually the formation of the Dutch Republic. The Dutch speaking north were tolerant to various religious affiliations, whereas, the French and Walloon South, remained loyal to Philip II, and were predominantly Catholic. In order to establish the significance of reformed faith in the success

  • Analyzing The Origins Of The Dutch Armies And Its First European Applications At The Battle Of Nieuwpoort

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    Flanders, which had just under 100,000 men by the end of 1580. The combination of Dutch Naval superiority and the Army of Flanders superiority on the ground meant that no meaningful victory could be achieved. The wars remained costly for both governments with the Spanish defaulting on war debts in 1575, but with the dutch unable to exploit their sudden advantage because of a tired and ineffective military. In order to finally reunite the low countries, newly appointed Maurice of Nassau would have

  • Beaver Fur Trade

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    This dish represents much more in the bigger scheme of the world than one might imagine. There had been bitter conflict in the years prior to the rise in popularity of fine china in Europe between the Dutch and Spanish. This fact is exemplified in the line, “. . . Spain was the [Dutch] arch-enemy: Spain was the state that had occupied the Low Countries in the sixteenth century and

  • Netherland Political Analysis

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    Throughout a period of world war the Netherlands was able to keep themselves out of an unprecedented scale of mass destruction by remaining neutral. As commonly known by those who drive in modern day times it is not simply an individual's own actions that they have to account for as those taken by others will also have grave effect on the outcome of their livelihood. Thus with this thought in mind such a situation was seen in the second World War in how Holland was invaded by German forces

  • How Significant was the Reformed Faith to the Success of the Dutch Revolt?

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    The Dutch Revolt of the sixteenth century, was a conflict between the Protestant Low countries, and the Catholic Spanish Empire. This resulted in the division of the seventeen provinces of the Netherlands, and eventually the formation of the Dutch Republic. This struggle culminated into a Religious split. The Dutch speaking north were tolerant to various religious affiliations, whereas, the French and Walloon South, remained loyal to Philip II, and were predominantly Catholic. In order to determine

  • Essay The Art of the Dutch Republic

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    The Art of the Dutch Republic 'Dutch art (is) not …a literal record of social experience, but …a document of beliefs.' Do what extent to the following sources support this view with regard to the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century? (750 words) Human expression provides a mechanism by which human behaviour can be studied by the historian, and in aesthetic expression such as art, the historian can study the beliefs which influence human behaviour. Within the alleged 'Golden

  • Aldobrandini Tazze : Allusion To The Renaissance-Style

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    stadthuis was known to the designers of the tazze. (fig…guild procession and Vit.3or Ves.4)… The first Renaissance-style building was destroyed during the Sack of Antwerp in 1576, the Spanish Fury. It was burned to a shell but was restored only three years later, proof of the town’s dynamic and civil strength. There is no existing document that traces the origin of the Aldobrandini tazze to Antwerp or Brussels. It must be noted that the silver alloy of the tazze is about 87–88% out of 999.9% purity

  • Essay On Political Power In The 17th Century

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    Despite their growth of political power during the 16th century, Spain’s political situation in the 17th century is often seen as a time of “decline”. Decentralized political power and ineffective taxation were of the many reasons for the struggles faced by the Spanish Monarchy as well as the progression of weak kings followed by power struggles. Before Spain started turning downward, they were not only a European, but global power. This “began with the marriage (1469) of queen Isabel of Castile

  • Joan Of Arc Causes

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    battling at war from the beginning of time. When Charles IV of France dies leaving only daughters. His sister Isabella of France who was also the the wife of the King of England. She claimed the French throne for her son Edward III of England because he is the closest male relative. However the french nobles favoured Philip VI because they didn't want a foreign king. The One Hundred Years War started in 1337 to 1453 and had many Kings during that time period. England was winning most of the war but because

  • Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable?

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    Two historians who are very dominant in this field are Geoffrey Parker and Michael Roberts. Although they both agree that a military revolution occurred, they disagree on the timing of a revolution in war. Roberts argues that a military revolution started in 1560 and "by 1660, the modern art of war had come to birth." Parker, on the other hand, sees the military revolution as a "firmly sixteenth century phenomenon with antecedents in the fifteenth." Prior to the early modern period, warfare

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