"[In this book] there is a great deal to admire, and [it] will be required reading for any future students of the Dutch Golden Age." - Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews, English Historical Review Volume 133, Issue 565 (December 2018)
"This is a remarkable work of integration and synthesis of scholarship that advances a fresh understanding and illustrates novel analytical tools at work in an area of study exceptionally rich." - Sandra van Ginhoven, BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review. 132. (2017).