A Concise History of the Netherlands (Cambridge Concise by James C. Kennedy

By James C. Kennedy

The Netherlands is understood between foreigners at the present time for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age work and its experimentation in social guidelines akin to hashish and euthanasia. but the ancient history for any of those quintessentially Dutch achievements is usually surprising to outsiders. This concise historical past deals an outline of this strangely little-known yet interesting state. starting with the 1st humanoid settlers, the e-book follows an important contours of Dutch background, from Roman instances via to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. the writer, a modernist, can pay really shut consciousness to fresh advancements, together with the signature beneficial properties of latest Dutch society. as well as being a political historical past, this evaluate additionally supplies systematic awareness to social and fiscal advancements, in addition to in faith, the humanities and the Dutch fight opposed to the water. The Dutch Caribbean can be incorporated within the narrative.

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