7 February 2017

Reinterpreting the Dutch Forty Years War, 1672-1713

In Reinterpreting the Dutch Forty Years War, 1672–1713, Dr David Onnekink (History of International Relations) reinterprets the view that the Dutch Forty Years War was a struggle against the expansionism of Louis XIV, birthing the European balance of power.

Dr. David Onnekink
Dr. David Onnekink

Particular attention is given to recent international relations theory, through the examination of popular and official documents, as well as political and diplomatic correspondence. While focusing on the emergence and appropriation of Universal Monarchy and Balance of Power discourses, this book also provides counter discourses, allowing readers to explore the lively domestic debate on foreign policy along partisan lines.