Met recht en rekenschap : de ambtenaren bij het Hof van Holland en de Haagse Rekenkamer in de Habsburgse Tijd (1483-1558)

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Met recht en rekenschap : de ambtenaren bij het Hof van Holland en de Haagse Rekenkamer in de Habsburgse Tijd (1483-1558)

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Met recht en rekenschap : de ambtenaren bij het Hof van Holland en de Haagse Rekenkamer in de Habsburgse Tijd (1483-1558)
Author: Braake, Serge ter
Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren
Issue Date: 2007-11-21
Keywords: Prosopography
Biography
Representation
Revolt
Patronage
Brokerage
Intermediaries
Institutions
Heresy
Gift-exchange
Abstract: This research is about the representatives of the count of Holland and Zeeland in the Habsburg period (1483-1558).The questions which are addressed concern who the representatives of the count were, how they acquired their office, what their duties were and how they performed them, and what this meant for the relationship between the prince and his subjects. In a society which could not yet fully function with strict rules imposed by the centre, the officers played the role of brokers, smoothing the relations between prince and subjects through the use of informal means. The first half of the sixteenth century saw a stricter living by the rules, formalisation of procedures and the separation of the different spheres of influence, slowly carried out and sometimes reversed again in a complicated dance between prince, Council and States. During that process the foundations which held the relations between sovereign and subjects together, the possibilities of princely officers to act as intermediaries, were gradually eroded. Those foundations were needed more than ever in a time when taxes, trade impediments and the prosecution of heretics caused most feelings of resistance among the subjects. When William of Orange led the Revolt in 1568, the count lacked a group of Holland officials who could form a successful counterpoise.
Description: Promotor: W. Blockmans, Co-promotor: M. Damen
With Summary in English
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Braake, S. ter, 2007, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12449
 

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