The Dutch Enlightenment and Patriotism: Mennonites and Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century FrieslandKuiper, Y., 2016, European Mennonites and the Challenge of Modernity over Five Centuries: Contributors, Detractors, and Adapters. Jantzen, M., Sprunger, M. S. & Thiesen, J. D. (eds.). North Newton, Kansas: Bethel College North Newton, Kansas, p. 71-90 20 p. (Cornelius H. Wedel Historical Series; vol. 18).
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'Enlightenment' is a contested concept among contemporary historians. How did the so-called Dutch Enlightenment contribute to the transformation of the political culture in the Dutch Republic during the last quarter of the eighteenth century? This case-study on the province of Friesland shows the important contribution of Mennonite merchants and intellectuals to the public debate in Friesland on the American Revolution, the formation of civic militias and the (failed) Patriot Revolution in this province in September 1787.
|Title of host publication||European Mennonites and the Challenge of Modernity over Five Centuries|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contributors, Detractors, and Adapters|
|Editors||Mark Jantzen, Mary S. Sprunger, John D. Thiesen|
|Place of Publication||North Newton, Kansas|
|Publisher||Bethel College North Newton, Kansas|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Cornelius H. Wedel Historical Series|
- Enlightenment, Modernity, Mennonites, Dutch Republic, Friesland, Patriotism