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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 regulations reminiscent of hashish and euthanasia. but the ancient history for any of those quintessentially Dutch achievements is usually unusual to outsiders. This concise historical past deals an outline of this strangely little-known yet attention-grabbing kingdom. starting with the 1st humanoid settlers, the publication follows crucial contours of Dutch background, from Roman occasions via to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. the writer, a modernist, can pay relatively shut consciousness to fresh advancements, together with the signature positive factors of latest Dutch society. as well as being a political heritage, this assessment additionally provides systematic realization to social and fiscal 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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