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Dutch Revolt
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The Dutch Revolt, or Revolt of the Netherlands, was a process lasting eight decades (approximately 1568-1648; hence also “Eighty Years' War,” Dutch tachtigjarige oorlog), in the course of which the seven northern provinces of the Habsburg territorial complex in the northwest of Central Europe rose up, initially against the rule of King Philip II of Spain, later going on to form and consolidate their own state (Nation state). This process has be…

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Arndt, Johannes, “Dutch Revolt”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024792>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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