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Rowen, Herbert Harvey

Overview
Works: 67 works in 287 publications in 5 languages and 6,326 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Creator
Classifications: DC138, 940.27
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Most widely held works by Herbert Harvey Rowen
The Low Countries in early modern times by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

19 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The princes of Orange : the stadholders in the Dutch Republic by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major study provides the first comprehensive assessment of an important European institution, the Stadholderate of the Dutch Republic. Professor Rowen looks at the career of each Prince of Orange in turn, from William I ('The Silent'), to the last and saddest, William V, examining their roles as Stadholder and interweaving their personal lives and characters with the development of the institution. Without engaging in psycho-history, Rowen treats the individual personality of each Stadholder as a significant factor, and shows how the Stadholderate contributed to a distinctive political and constitutional coloration that rendered the United Provinces unique in Europe. The work assesses the contribution of the Stadholderate to the rise and subsequent fall of the Dutch Republic as one of the great powers of early modern Europe, and analyses each prince within his contemporary context, avoiding the highly present-minded approach of many of the Republic's subsequent historians. The Princes of Orange is thus neither a work of hagiography, glorifying the Dutch royal house, nor a piece of destructive iconoclasm, but an authoritative account of a most unusual political, dynastic and diplomatic institution
The myth of the West : America as the last empire by J. W Schulte Nordholt( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of this fascinating book is the rise, flourishing, and decline of the heliotropic myth, the centuries-old belief that all history is a succession of great civilizations developing, like the movement of the sun, from the East to the West. America is in this vision the last empire, indeed, the fulfillment of history. Esteemed historian Jan Willem Schulte Nordholt draws on works of world poetry and other sources in describing the importance of the heliotropic myth and shows how the expectation of a final completion of history gave meaning and coherence to our civilization and how the mythic yearning for a better world drove our ancestors to distant lands ever farther westward. Now in the twentieth century, with all western horizons gone and the realities of societal life - even in America - not so utopian, we no longer dare to believe in the values of the West and prefer to live instead with an extraordinarily tolerant cultural relativism. With the approach of the new millennium - once predicted by the heliotropic myth to be a time of brilliant living - Schulte Nordholt's work not only offers a perspective that will enhance all areas of study in American and world history, but provokes a fresh desire for the real meaning of human history
From absolutism to Revolution : 1648-1848 by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John de Witt, grand pensionary of Holland, 1625-1672 by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known to his contemporaries for his sharpness of mind, strength of purpose, fortitude, and good humor, John de Witt was a brilliant leader whose career ended in a death of horror rarely paralleled in history. Herbert Rowen's biography embraces all aspects of De Witt's political, intellectual, and personal life, including his role as a mathematician admired by Newton, an "unphilosophical Cartesian," and a political thinker. The author describes De Witt's youth, Dutch society of his day, and his central part in the domestic and foreign politics of the Dutch Republic from 1651 to 1672. He puts De Witt's relation to the House of Orange in a new light, more subtle than in the traditional history. He also examines in detail De Witt's system of government as councilor pensionary of Holland. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The king's State : proprietary dynasticism in early modern France by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John de Witt, statesman of the "true freedom" by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the combination of superb political skills and a powerful intelligence were enough to make a 'philosopher-king' such as Plato dreamed of, the Dutch 'Grand Pensionary' John de Witt (1625-72) would fit the prescription as well as any statesman in history. Manoeuvring among the powers of Europe in the period of France's growing ascendancy, and facing the bitter commercial and political rivalry of the English, he managed to preserve the eminent position the United Provinces had reached when Spain recognized their independence at Munster in 1648. Not until the kings of France and England combined against the Republic in 1672 did De Witt's political system, called the 'True Freedom' and consisting of the maximum autonomy of the provinces and the exclusion of Prince William III of Orange from high office, collapse during the French invasion, an event accompanied by the horrific assassination of De Witt and his brother Cornelius
A history of early modern Europe, 1500-1815 by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ambassador prepares for war; the Dutch embassy of Arnauld de Pomponne, l669-l67l by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

16 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of this study is narrow-the activities of a single ambas sador for little more than two years. The problem it treats is wide and universal-the origins of a great war. There can be no adequate history of the relations between states whieh does not take into account the knowledge, judgment and deci sions of individual statesmen. Diplomatie history, though only a part, is a necessary part of the history of international relations. Within a more or less c10sely circumscribed range of possibilities, men in power choose between alternative policies, with results they may or may not have anticipated. The historian therefore can and should describe the past, present and future, as it were, of the historical persons whom he studies: the past whieh provides them with oppor tunities and limitations, both objective and subjective; the present in whieh they act; the future in whieh the consequences of their actions appear, for the most part beyond their control. This is a study of the part played by a great diplomat-the perfect ambassador, his own age called hirn-in the formation of policy. My task has been a dual one. First, I have observed Arnauld de Pomponne at work. Second, I have attempted to evaluate the French plans for war against the Dutch republic, with particular attention to Pom ponne's contribution to them
A history of the Western World by Bryce Dale Lyon( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhyme and reason of politics in early modern Europe : collected essays of Herbert H. Rowen by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political ideas & institutions in the Dutch Republic : papers presented at a Clark Library seminar, 27 March 1982 by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early modern Europe; a book of source readings by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pomponnes̓ "Relation de mon ambassade en Hollande" 1669-1671 by Simon Arnauld Pomponne( Book )

11 editions published in 1955 in 5 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Western World by Bryce Dale Lyon( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Western World by Bryce Dale Lyon( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France and the Atlantic revolution of the eighteenth century, 1770-1799 by Jacques Léon Godechot( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Western World by Bryce Dale Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Western World by Bryce Dale Lyon( Book )

in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch Republic : a nation in the making by Herbert Harvey Rowen( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The princes of Orange : the stadholders in the Dutch Republic
Alternative Names
Harvey Rowen, Herbert 1916-

Herbert Rowen

Herbert Rowen Amerikaans historicus (1916-1999)

Rowen, H.H. 1916-1999

Rowen, Herbert. H.

Rowen, Herbert H. 1916-

Rowen, Herbert Harvey.

Languages
English (190)

French (4)

Dutch (3)

German (1)

Spanish (1)

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John de Witt, statesman of the "true freedom"The rhyme and reason of politics in early modern Europe : collected essays of Herbert H. Rowen