Download A Key to Dutch History : The Cultural Canon of the by Frits van Oostrom PDF

By Frits van Oostrom

many folks recognize the tales in the back of the tulip mania within the seventeenth century and the legacy of the Dutch East India corporation, yet what uncomplicated wisdom of Dutch background and tradition can be handed directly to destiny generations? A Key to Dutch historical past and its ensuing assessment of historic highlights, assembled by means of a few experts in session with the Dutch basic public, offers a thought-provoking and well timed resolution. The democratic method at the back of the quantity is comparable to the way the Netherlands has succeeded for hundreds of years at collective craftsmanship, and says as a lot in regards to the Netherlands as does the result of the critiques voiced.
The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands includes a listing of 50 subject matters from Dutch tradition and historical past, various from the megalithic tombs within the province of Drenthe and Willem of Orange to the Dutch structure and the mammoth traditional gasoline box within the province of Groningen. those fifty subject matters act as a framework for knowing or even learning Dutch tradition and heritage. The canon should still bring about extra knowing and deepening of our wisdom of our prior and act as an inspirational resource for students, scholars and the general public at large.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Key to Dutch History : The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands PDF

Similar european history books

A History of Medieval Spain (Cornell Paperbacks)

Medieval Spain is brilliantly recreated, in all its kind and richness, during this finished survey. more likely to turn into the traditional paintings in English, the publication treats the full Iberian Peninsula and all of the those who inhabited it, from the arriving of the Visigoths within the 5th century to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella.

Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution (University of California Humanities Research Institute Series)

This interdisciplinary selection of essays examines the $64000 and paradoxical relation among ladies and the French Revolution. even though the male leaders of the Revolution relied on the women's energetic militant participation, they denied to ladies the rights they helped to set up. even as that ladies have been banned from the political sphere, "woman" used to be reworked into an allegorical determine which turned the very image of (masculine) Liberty and Equality.

El País Valencià sota les bombes (1936-1939) (Catalan Edition)

A l'abril de 1939, els responsables de l'aviació franquista, italiana i alemanya, podien estar satisfets de los angeles tasca que havien fet. Una half dels objectius que los angeles tardor de 1936 es marcaren els comandaments franquistes, amb l'assessorament de militars alemanys i italians, foren assolits al llarg dels quasi tres anys de guerra.

Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive?: Papers from the Thirtieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 1996 (Publications of ... for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies)

9th-century Byzantium has constantly been considered as a mid-point among Iconoclasm and the so-called Macedonian revival; in scholarly phrases it is usually handled as a ’dead’ century. the thing of those papers is to query such an assumption. They current an image of political and armed forces advancements, felony and literary techniques, artisanal creation, and non secular and liturgical adjustments from the Anatolian plateau to the Greek-speaking components of Italy which are simply now progressively rising as specified.

Additional resources for A Key to Dutch History : The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 10 votes