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Early modern war narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries$
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Raymond Fagel, Leonor Álvarez Francés, and Beatriz Santiago Belmonte

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526140869

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526140876

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Introduction: Early Modern War Narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries

Introduction: Early Modern War Narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries

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(p.1) Introduction: Early Modern War Narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries
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Early modern war narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries
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Raymond Fagel

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526140876.00007

The objective of this introduction is to bring the more historical outlook on war and the cultural perspective closer together by introducing the concept of the often overlooked ‘episodic narratives’, the detailed factual texts that decribe the actual stories of the war. It also pleads for the use of ‘Revolt in the Low Countries’ as a more accurate way of refering to what is commonly known as the Dutch Revolt, as not all inhabitants revolted, and the Revolt was not limited to the territory of the subsequent Dutch Republic. It is essential to study the creation of war narratives on the Revolt in a broader European context, reflecting the international character of early modern wars and the Revolt in particular. Moreover, though there are differences between early modern and contemporary war narratives, there is no reason why these texts cannot be studied in comparison.

Keywords:   episodic narrative, Dutch Revolt, war narratives, Habsburg Low Countries, Habsburg Spain, early modern warfare

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