Articles

Gulik: dynastieke belangen, oorlog en welvaart: De woordkeuze van de getrouwe patriot 1642-1652

Author
  • Annemieke Romein

Abstract

This article shows that the use of fatherland terminology (the words: patria, fatherland
and patriot) was applied in tumultuous times in order to claim a presupposed, temporary
'office' to critique the prince. In Jülich, the position of Duke Wolfgang Wilhelm of
Palatinate-Neuburg was contested due to a succession crisis. On top of this crisis, the
Thirty Years War made it difficult to keep the principality safe from harm. Pillaging
soldiers and financial contributions led the nobility to believe that the duke was incapable
of ruling this fief. The nobility met - as 'loyal patriots' - in Cologne to discuss issues
concerning the welfare of their fatherland. The use of this terminology helped to avoid
the association with rebellion and undermining the government.

How to Cite:

Romein, A., (2014) “Gulik: dynastieke belangen, oorlog en welvaart: De woordkeuze van de getrouwe patriot 1642-1652”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 68, p.139-150. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v68i0.17482

Downloads:
Download PDF
View PDF

79 Views

9 Downloads

Published on
18 Jan 2014
Peer Reviewed
License