Title: De Ruyter Dutch Admiral
Publisher: Central Books Ltd
Book Condition: New
2012. Hardcover. Editor(s): Bruijn, J. R.; Prud'homme van Reine, Ronald; Hovell tot Westerflier, Rolof van. Num Pages: 280 pages, Maps, bibliography and indexes. BIC Classification: HBJD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 220 x 285 x 27. Weight in Grams: 1554. Dutch Admiral. 280 pages, Maps, bibliography and indexes. Editor(s): Bruijn, Jaap R.; Prud'homme van Reine, Ronald; Hovell tot Westerflier, Rolof van. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: HBJD. Dimension: 217 x 288 x 27. Weight: 1562. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9789490258030
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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