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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 regulations reminiscent of hashish and euthanasia. but the old historical past for any of those quintessentially Dutch achievements is frequently surprising to outsiders. This concise background deals an outline of this strangely little-known yet interesting kingdom. starting with the 1st humanoid settlers, the booklet follows crucial contours of Dutch heritage, from Roman instances via to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. the writer, a modernist, will pay quite shut consciousness to fresh advancements, together with the signature gains of up to date Dutch society. as well as being a political background, this review additionally supplies systematic awareness to social and financial advancements, in addition to in faith, the humanities and the Dutch fight opposed to the water. The Dutch Caribbean is usually incorporated within the narrative.

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