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Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction. The Netherlands as Point of Departure 1 1. The Patrimonial Nexus and Theories of State Formation 00 2. State-Making, Hegemony, and Corporate Conflict in the Dutch Golden Age 00 3. The Familial State and the Rise of the Netherlands 00 4. Patrimonial Problems, Familial States, and Chartered Companies in Seventeenth-Century Europe 00 5. The Decline of the Netherlands: "Bourgeois Betrayal" or Patriarchal Loyalty? 00 6. France, England, and the Enigmatic Eighteenth Century 00 Conclusion 00 Bibliography 00 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
State, The -- History.
Netherlands -- Commerce -- History -- 17th century.
Mercantile system -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Mercantile system -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Mercantile system -- France -- History -- 18th century.