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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 rules akin to hashish and euthanasia. but the historic historical past for any of those quintessentially Dutch achievements is usually strange to outsiders. This concise background bargains an summary of this strangely little-known yet attention-grabbing kingdom. starting with the 1st humanoid settlers, the ebook follows crucial contours of Dutch background, 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 positive factors of latest Dutch society. as well as being a political background, this evaluate additionally offers 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 is additionally integrated within the narrative.

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