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Lille and the Dutch Revolt: Urban Stability in an Era of Revolution, 1500 1582 Robert S. Duplessis

Lille and the Dutch Revolt: Urban Stability in an Era of Revolution, 1500 1582

Robert S. Duplessis

Published May 9th 2002
ISBN : 9780521894173
Paperback
392 pages
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 About the Book 

In the literature on the Dutch revolt--indeed, in the scholarship on revolution as a whole--the experience of the leading textile and trading center of Lille stands out as singular. Although affected by powerful economic, political, and religious currents that provoked rebellion in many other cities, it was renowned for adhering to the existing order. In this comprehensive study, Robert S. DuPlessis draws on a wide range of primary sources to illuminate the processes of selective adaptation that by the 1560s had endowed Lille with a structural tendency to stability.