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A History of the Netherlands: From the Sixteenth Century to by Friso Wielenga,Lynne Richards PDF

By Friso Wielenga,Lynne Richards

Books supplying an summary of Dutch background are few and much among within the English-speaking global. Friso Wielenga's A historical past of the Netherlands: From the 16th Century to the current Day fills this hole. It bargains a latest, built-in define of Dutch historical past from the interval during which the rustic took form as a geographical, administrative and political entity and undermines the presumption that Dutch historical past because the sixteenth century was once characterized by way of political consensus and spiritual toleration. household and overseas politics take pleasure of position, interwoven with the large traces of financial and cultural advancements, as Wielenga makes use of the Netherlands' geographical place and its diplomacy to higher comprehend the in part tumultuous prior and current of this small land at the North Sea.

A background of the Netherlands offers an authoritative, complete in-depth survey and should be of significant worth to scholars of recent ecu history.

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