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1600-1700: Subdued Freedom I
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Den Nederlandtschen Bye-Korf
Den Nederlandtschen Bye-Korf; Waer in Ghy beschreven vindt, al tghene dat nu wtghegaen is op den Stilstant ofte Vrede, zeer nootzakelijc om te lesen van alle Liefhebbers des Vaderlandts... beginnende in Mey
[The Dutch Beehive; in which you find described all that which has been published on the Truce or Peace, essential to read for all Lovers of the Fatherland... beginning in May 1607...]
Call number: KNAW
AB E436
The Bye-Korf or Beehive is the introduction to a collection of 30 to 40 pieces on the Dutch-Spanish peace negotiations in 1607-8 that ultimately led to the Twelve Years' Truce (1609-21). The Eighty Years' War did not come to an end until 1648.
Most of the pieces in the Bye-Korf criticize the peace with Spain. This was the reason why the States-General banned a number of the texts on 27 August 1608.