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A history of the Netherlands : from the sixteenth century to the present day

Wielenga, Friso. (Author). Wielenga, Friso. Geschichte der Niederlande. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library DJ 109 .W54 2015 30775305507320 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781472569608
  • ISBN: 1472569601
  • ISBN: 9781472569592
  • ISBN: 1472569598
  • ISBN: 9781472569615
  • ISBN: 9781472569622
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 323 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.

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General Note: "First published 2012 by Reclam Verlag as Geschichte der Niederlande, and by Boom as Geschiedenis van Nederland : van de Opstand tot heden"--Title page verso.
Translated from the Dutch.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Opposition and revolt -- The republic in the golden age -- A second-rate power -- From restoration to the liberal era -- Stability and modernization -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: Books offering an overview of Dutch history are few and far between in the English-speaking world. Friso Wielenga's A History of the Netherlands: From the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day fills this gap. It offers a modern, integrated outline of Dutch history from the period in which the country took shape as a geographical, administrative and political entity and undermines the presumption that Dutch history since the 16th century was characterised by political consensus and religious toleration. Domestic and foreign politics take pride of place, interwoven with the broad lines of economic and cultural developments, as Wielenga uses the Netherlands' geographical location and its international relations to better understand the partially tumultuous past and present of this small land on the North Sea. A History of the Netherlands provides an authoritative, comprehensive in-depth survey and will be of great value to students of modern European history.
Language Note:
Translated from the Dutch.
Subject: Netherlands History
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