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By James C. Kennedy

The Netherlands is understood between foreigners this present day for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age work and its experimentation in social guidelines comparable to hashish and euthanasia. but the ancient heritage for any of those quintessentially Dutch achievements is frequently unexpected to outsiders. This concise heritage bargains 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 heritage, from Roman occasions via to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. the writer, a modernist, will pay fairly shut cognizance to contemporary advancements, together with the signature positive factors of latest Dutch society. as well as being a political background, this evaluate additionally offers systematic recognition to social and monetary advancements, in addition to in faith, the humanities and the Dutch fight opposed to the water. The Dutch Caribbean can also be incorporated within the narrative.

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