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by John Lothrop Motley

  • ISBN: 0898757665
  • Category: History
  • Author: John Lothrop Motley
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (February 20, 2002)
  • Pages: 588 pages
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John Lothrop Motley (April 15, 1814 – May 29, 1877) was an American author, best known for his two popular histories The Rise of the Dutch Republic and The United Netherlands

John Lothrop Motley (April 15, 1814 – May 29, 1877) was an American author, best known for his two popular histories The Rise of the Dutch Republic and The United Netherlands. He was also a diplomat, who helped to prevent European intervention on the side of the Confederates in the American Civil War. . Motley was born on April 15, 1814 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

American diplomat and historian JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY (1814-1877) studied law at Harvard . Although he would become a leading diplomat in later years, he first turned to literary activities, of which The Rise of the Dutch Republic played a major role.

American diplomat and historian JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY (1814-1877) studied law at Harvard and Göttingen, in Germany, where he befriended Otto von Bismarck. He traveled extensively in Europe, frequently in the diplomatic service, but he is remembered primarily for his literary output of historical essays and criticism, political pamphlets, and novels.

John Lothrop Motley (Author). Who must be likened to our own George Washington. The Dutch would not finally free themselves from Spain until 1648, hence the term The Eighty Years War. Knowing the geography of the country helps enormously. How truly evil was the Duke of Alva, the tortures and killings were almost unbearable to read about.

Minister to Austria 1861-67 and to Great Britain 1869-70. Other books in the series. The Rise of the Dutch Republic (3 books). Books by John Lothrop Motley

Стр. 160 - Coligny was not the man to let the grass grow under his feet, after such an appeal in behalf of the principal place in his government. Встречается в книгах (93) с 1803 по 2007.

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The Revolt Of The Netherlands, Book IV. Frederich Schiller. History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain, Vols. The Life Of John Of Barneveld, 1609. Ziska: the Blind Hero of Bohemia. 1 and 2. William Hickling Prescott.

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History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year's Truce, 1608a. History of the United Netherlands, 1590b. History of the United Netherlands, 1592-94. History of the United Netherlands, 1598. One fee. Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once).


Reviews about The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Vol. 2 (2):
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Harvard graduate Motley traveled in the early 1800s from the U.S.to Europe where he studied in Germany, followed by a short stint as diplomat in Russia. Although he would become a leading diplomat in later years, he first turned to literary activities, of which The Rise of the Dutch Republic played a major role. Published in 1856 it became very popular among European and American readers and was translated in many languages,including Dutch and Russian.

This work not only describes the history of Holland in colorful and eloquent terms and with a sense of sympathy for the Dutch, but also instructs in well documented ways how the Dutch built their Republic and a political system which still today influences Dutch society. Moreover it offers lessons to a modernday world which continues to grapple with dictatorships, disfunctional governments and failed states. This book is clearly a landmark in literary and historical terms, and a delight to read for those interested in Dutch history as well as readers more generally interested in history and its links to today's societies.
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Although first written in 1856 the author applies a spell-binding style to tell the gruesome history of the birth of the Dutch nation from the unrelenting suppression of the religious and political aspirations of a sophisticated and rich people. In Volume I Motley covers the period from Emporer Charles V to the appointment of Count Alva as military overlord of the Netherlands. In Volume II he continues to describe in great detail the circumstances, personages, and intrigues that so painfully come together and nearly destroy the industrial and economic powerhouse in the low countries. He excellently explains the motives and actions of William of Orange, the follies of his noble friends and their destruction, the cruelty of the Spanish Inquisition, and, eventually, the rising of the people against the hated Alva and his mercenary murderers. It is the start of the 80 Year War of which this book covers the first seven bloody years.
Since I found this series in my father's book case and started reading I have not been able to put it down. The series take the reader to live the period and understand the human drama and the hope and perseverance that lift a population to found the most powerful nation in the world.

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