Acta Historiae Neerlandicae 8: Studies on the History of the by C. Dekker, H. Soly, J. H. van Stuijvenberg, A. Th. van

By C. Dekker, H. Soly, J. H. van Stuijvenberg, A. Th. van Deursen, M. Müller, E. Witte, P. W. Klein, Alice C. Carter

Volume VIII of Acta Historiae Neerlandicae back provides reviews at the background of the Low international locations which it really is was hoping may be of curiosity to international students. The goal has been to house a reasonably lengthy interval, and plenty of differing points, of the topic. So institutional, political, monetary, social and cultural heritage all obtain a good percentage of cognizance, and jointly the reviews disguise plenty of centuries. it's, even though, extraordinary to notice how even this constrained variety of experiences displays triumphing viewpoints between present day Low nations' historians. truly there's huge rigidity on monetary and social questions. conventional stories similar to these of former Belgian historians on medieval background, or these of the Dutch at the 17th century, at the moment are giving solution to works which are challenge­ directed. energy buildings, the placement of the bourgeoisie, reactions of the intelli­ gentsia and theologians to societal difficulties, have now extra charm for students than the glories of overdue medieval wealth in Flanders or Holland's Golden Age. phrases comparable to Guerilla battle, fight, melancholy, typify present day serious method of society in general.

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Bru1ez, Firma della Faille, 194-200. 42. Cf. the important exposition by P. W. Klein, Kapitaal en stagnatie tijdens het Hollandse vroegkapitalisme (Rotterdam, 1967) concerning an analogous problem: the increasing employment of capital in the financial sector in Holland during the 18th and 19th centuries. 39 H. SOLY However this may be, before 1585 there was among the overwhelming majority of Antwerp merchants no question of any aspiration to use the acquisition of property (with or without a noble title) to repudiate as quickly as possible the status to which their social ascent might be attributed.

Brulez is the only publication to contain the detailed study of an important 16th-century Antwerp business-family. 46. P. - en gedenkschriften van de provincie Antwerpen, I (Antwerp, 1856) 95, 105-6, 114, 126, 136, 141, 152, 180, 182, 197, 227, 229, 231, 232, 240, 242, 254, 266, 270,291,296,332,347, 355, 357, 364, 376, 385, 417. 47. Ibidem, 67-8, 250; Brulez, Firma della Faille, 208. 48. Brulez, Firma della Faille, 190-2,205. 49. - en gedenkschriften, I, 105-6. 41 H. SOLY is true of merchants who had held important city offices; Jan Comperis the Younger, for instance, who at his death in 1592 was under-treasurer of the city of Antwerp, is described on his gravestone as, in the first place, 'merchant'.

In the authority of this establishment two periods may be distinguished. From the outset until March 1581 the colonels constituted an independent power alongside the city authorities and the Brede Raad. ) and had full control of the city's military preparations (defence works, troops, weapons). At the beginning of 1581 the Brede Raad set out to put an end to this exceptional arrangement. Owing to the city's dire need of money, new taxes were necessary. The Brede Raad, however, refused to vote the levy of these new taxes unless the colonels were put under its command.

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