War, Trade and the State
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344 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

49 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

War, Trade and the State

Anglo-Dutch Conflict, 1652-89

Edited by David Ormrod and Gijs Rommelse

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A reassessment of the Anglo-Dutch wars of the second half of the seventeenth century, demonstrating that the conflict was primarily about trade.
This book re-examines the history of Anglo-Dutch conflict during the seventeenth century, of which the three wars of 1652-4, 1665-7 and 1672-4 were the most obvious manifestation. Low-intensity conflict spanned a longer period. From 1618-19 hostilities in Asia between the Dutch and English East India Companies added new elements of tension beyond earlier disputes over the North Sea fisheries, merchant shipping and the cloth trade. The emerging multilateral trades of the Atlantic world added new challenges. This book integrates the European, Asian, American and African dimensions of the Anglo-Dutch Wars in an authentically global view. The role of the state receives special attention during a period in which both countries are best understood as 'fiscal-naval states'. The significance of sea power is reflected in the public history of the Anglo-Dutch wars, acknowledged in the concluding chapters. The book includes important new research findings and imaginative new thinking by leading historians of the subject.
Part I: Introduction
Anglo-Dutch conflict in the North Sea and beyond - David Ormrod and Gijs Rommelse
Part II: War in the North Sea
1.The seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch wars in a European context - Gijs Rommelse and Roger Downing
2. Anglican Royalism and the origins of the Second Anglo-Dutch War - Paul Seaward
3. War, foreign relations and politics in the Netherlands from the Second Anglo-Dutch War to the Revolution of 1688 - Elizabeth Edwards
4. Competing navies: Anglo-Dutch naval rivalry, 1652-1688 - John B. Hattendorf
5. The Dutch and English fiscal-naval states: a comparative overview - Richard J. Blakemore and Pepijn Brandon
6. Dutch and English dockyards and coastal defence, 1652-1689 - Ann Coats and Alan Lemmers
Part III: Conflict in the Atlantic world and Asia
7. The Second Anglo-Dutch War in the Atlantic - Nuala Zahedieh
8. Competing claims: international law, diplomacy and Anglo-Dutch rivalry in seventeenth century North America - Jaap Jacobs
9. Merchant companies at war: the Anglo-Dutch wars in Asia - Erik Odegard
10 .Arguing over empire: international law and Anglo-Dutch rivalry in the BandaIslands, 1616-1667 - Martine Julia van Ittersum
Part IV: Public History
11. Michiel de Ruyter: a multi-purpose hero - Remmelt Daalder
12. Anglo-Dutch historical commemorations and the public, 1973-2017 - David Ormrod

DAVID ORMROD is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Kent.

GIJS ROMMELSE was Head of History at the Haarlemmermeer Lyceum in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester.

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Title Details

344 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

49 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press