De Ruyter: Dutch Admiral
Was Michiel de Ruyter the greatest sea commander who ever lived? Or simply the greatest sea-commander of the 17th century?
Some people see him as the man who saved the Dutch Republic, and ensured its independence. He knew how to fight a sea-battle on the grandest scale. He could also haggle like a canny Dutch merchant, achieving the release of Hungarian clergymen from Spanish captivity and that of Dutch sailors from barbarian imprisonment. Louis XIV, often his opponent, called him 'a man who did honour to humanity'.
In this book, nine leading historical authorities, from seven different countries, examine his astonishing career.
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Includes the following chapters:
- 1. The Maritime World of the Dutch Republic (Jaap R. Bruijn)
- 2. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter and his Biographer Garard Brandt (Ronald Prud'homme van Reine)
- 3. Merchants, Diplomats, and Corsairs: The Dutch in Barbary in De Ruyter's Time (Karim Bejjit)
- 4. The Dutch Republic as a Great Power: Political Interaction and Armed Forces (Jan Glete)
- 5. Navies, Strategy, and Tactics in the Age of De Ruyter (John B. Hattendorf)
- 6. The Good Enemy: British Perceptions of Michiel De Ruyter and the Anglo-Dutch Wars (J.D. Davis)
- 7. Danish Perspectives on De Ruyter's Role in the Nordic Conflicts (Niels M. Probst)
- 8. Michiel de Ruyter's Expedition to West Africa and America, 1664-1665 (Henk den Heijer)
- 9. De Ruyter versus Duquesne: A Battle to the Death (Michel Vergé Franceschi)
- 10. De Ruyter and his Flag Officers (Jaap R. Bruijn)
- 11. De Ruyter in Paint (Ronald Prud'homme van Reine)
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