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Rape in the republic, 1609-1725 : formulating Dutch identity / by Amanda Pipkin.

Author/Creator:
Pipkin, Amanda (Amanda Cathryn)
Publication:
Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (287 p.)
Series:
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions ; v. 172.
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, 1573-4188 ; volume 172
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Subjects:
Rape -- Political aspects -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Rape in literature.
Patriotism -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Group identity -- Political aspects -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Sex role -- Political aspects -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Religion and politics -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Political culture -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Netherlands -- Politics and government -- 1556-1648.
Netherlands -- Politics and government -- 1648-1795.
Spain -- Foreign public opinion, Dutch.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book reveals the fundamental role rape played in promoting Dutch solidarity from 1609-1725. Through the identification of particular enemies, it directed attention away from competing regional, religious, and political loyalties. Patriotic Protestant authors highlighted atrocities committed by the Spanish and lower-class criminals. They conversely cast Dutch men as protectors of their wives and daughters – an appealing characterization that allowed the Dutch to take pride in a sense of moral superiority and justify the Dutch Revolt. After the conclusion of peace with Spain in 1648, marginalized authors, including Catholic priests and literary women, employed depictions of rape to subtly advance their own agendas without undermining political stability. Rape was thus essential in the development and preservation of a common identity that paved the way for the Dutch defeat of the mighty Spanish empire and their rise to economic pre-eminence in Europe.
Contents:
Introduction
Patriotic Propaganda
Protestant Morality
Catholic Advice
Women's Objections
Conclusion.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
90-04-25666-0
OCLC:
857800587
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004256668 DOI