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By Friso Wielenga,Lynne Richards

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

A historical past of the Netherlands presents an authoritative, finished in-depth survey and should be of significant price to scholars of recent ecu history.

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