Coming March the last volume of the large and long-running series of the Correspondence of Anthonie Heinsius 1702-1720 will be published by the Institute of Netherlands History. At the same time the new inventory of the papers of Anthonie Heinsius will be brought out by the Algemeen Rijksarchief.
To celebrate these events an international historical conference is planned for 29 and 30 March 2001.
It is, of course, well known that Heinsius, grand pensionary of Holland from 1689 to his death in 1720, was one of the foremost Dutch politicians of his time and co-author of the international alliances against the France of Louis XIV. This conference is intended to examine these alliances more closely, focusing on the role and position of the Dutch Republic, the part played by Heinsius therein, and the way these coalitions functioned in day to day practice, both politically and in the operations of the joint armed forces. Another aspect that the conference will address is the almost continuous state of war in Western Europe and its consequences for the growing tax burden to be borne by the population of the Dutch Republic.
The conference program will first concentrate on the broader international aspects, and gradually the focus will narrow to the position of the Dutch Republic and conclude with the person and position of grand pensionary Anthonie Heinsius himself.
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