Date of this Version
Documentary Editing, Volume 23, Number 3, September 2001.
ISSN 2476-1796 (electronic); ISSN 2167-1451 (print)
This is the nineteenth and final volume in A J. Veenendaal's magnificent edition of the private correspondence of the Grand Pensionary of Holland, Anthonie Heinsius (1641-1720). Fully described in a previous issue of this journal (see "A Dutch Door to Europe, 1702-1720," Documentary Editing 19 [September 1997]: 57-61), Heinsius's correspondence has long been recognized as the single most important source for European international history during the War of the Spanish Succession and its immediate aftermath. Over the course of a thirty-three-year project, this volume completes the total of 23,274 edited letters in Dutch, French, German, and English from the period 1702-1720, published in nineteen volumes that range in size from 500 to 900 some pages. Completion of this truly monumental project was marked by an international conference, held at The Hague, 29-30 March 2001, the proceedings of which will appear under the tide Anthonie Heinsius and the Dutch Republic, 1~ 1720: Politics, Finance& War.