New PDF release: A Concise History of the Netherlands (Cambridge Concise

By James C. Kennedy

ISBN-10: 0521699177

ISBN-13: 9780521699174

ISBN-10: 0521875889

ISBN-13: 9780521875882

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 rules corresponding to hashish and euthanasia. but the historic heritage for any of those quintessentially Dutch achievements is frequently strange to outsiders. This concise historical past deals an outline of this strangely little-known yet interesting state. starting with the 1st humanoid settlers, the publication follows an important contours of Dutch historical past, from Roman instances via to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. the writer, a modernist, can pay rather shut awareness to fresh advancements, together with the signature gains of up to date Dutch society. as well as being a political historical past, this evaluate additionally provides systematic recognition to social and financial advancements, in addition to in faith, the humanities and the Dutch fight opposed to the water. The Dutch Caribbean can also be incorporated within the narrative.

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