Wyger Velema, Ph.D. (1992), Johns Hopkins University, is Jan Romein Professor of History at the University of Amsterdam. He has published widely on the history of eighteenth-century political thought, including Republicans. Essays on Eighteenth-Century Dutch Political Thought (Brill, 2007).
Arthur Weststeijn, Ph.D (2010), European University Institute, Florence, is assistant professor of Italian history at Utrecht University. He is the author of Commercial Republicanism in the Dutch Golden Age (Brill, 2012).
Contributors are: Guido Bartolucci, Jacques Bos, Tomasz Gromelski, René Koekkoek, Wessel Krul, Thomas Maissen, Jaap Nieuwstraten, Eran Shalev, Benjamin Straumann, William Stenhouse, Wyger Velema, Arthur Weststeijn, and Christine Zabel.
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Introduction: Classical Republicanism and Ancient Republican Models
Wyger Velema and Arthur Weststeijn
1 Renaissance Historicism and the Model of Rome in Florentine Historiography
2 The Roman Republic as a Constitutional Order in the Italian Renaissance
3 Commonwealths for Preservation and Increase: Ancient Rome in Venice and the Dutch Republic
4 Early Modern Greek Histories and Republican Political Thought
5 A Classical Confederacy: The Example of the Achaean League in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic
6 From Failed Republic to Polite Polis: Ancient Athens in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England
7 Painting Plutarch. Images of Sparta in the Dutch Republic and Enlightenment France
8 Against Democracy: Dutch Eighteenth-Century Critics of Ancient and Modern Popular Government
9 The Hebrew Republic in Sixteenth-Century Political Debate: The Struggle for Jurisdiction
10 The Hebrew Republic in Dutch Political Thought, c. 1650–1675
11 The Helvetians as Ancestors and Brutus as a Model: The Classical Past in the Early Modern Swiss Confederation
12 Classical Models in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania
13 America’s Antiquities: The Ancient Past in the Creation of the American Republic