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By James C. Kennedy

The Netherlands is understood between foreigners this day for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age work and its experimentation in social regulations equivalent to hashish and euthanasia. but the historic historical past for any of those quintessentially Dutch achievements is usually unusual to outsiders. This concise heritage deals an outline of this unusually little-known yet attention-grabbing kingdom. starting with the 1st humanoid settlers, the booklet 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, will pay fairly shut realization to contemporary advancements, together with the signature beneficial properties of latest Dutch society. as well as being a political historical past, this assessment additionally offers systematic awareness to social and monetary 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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