This dissertation is an analysis of the political thought of Romeyn de Hooghe. His ideas as expressed in his Spiegel van Staat [Mirror of State] are contextualized by the many public debate at the end of the 17th century. This research show how De Hooghe tries to find a way out of the many polemics with his new civic morality.

17th century, 18th century, Dutch Republic, Radical Enlightenment, political thought, public opinion, Spinoza, civic humanism, William III, civil religion, zeventiende eeuw, achttiende eeuw, Nederlandse Republiek, Radicale Verlichting, politiek denken, publieke opinie, Spinoza. burgerlijk humanisme, Willem III, Burgerlijke religie
L. van Bunge (Wiep) , H.A. Krop (Henri)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Daudeij, J.M.F. (2021, January 15). Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) op de bres voor de burgerlijke eenheid: Het politiek-religieuze debat in de Republiek rond 1700 aan de hand van de Spiegel van Staat (1706/07). Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from