Burghers into citizens: Urban and national citizenship in the Netherlands during the revolutionary era (c. 1800)

@article{Prak1997BurghersIC,
  title={Burghers into citizens: Urban and national citizenship in the Netherlands during the revolutionary era (c. 1800)},
  author={Maarten Prak},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={26},
  pages={403-420}
}
  • M. Prak
  • Published 1 August 1997
  • History
  • Theory and Society
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