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By Frits van Oostrom

ISBN-10: 9053564985

ISBN-13: 9789053564981

many folks recognize the tales at the back of the tulip mania within the seventeenth century and the legacy of the Dutch East India corporation, yet what easy wisdom of Dutch background and tradition might be handed directly to destiny generations? A Key to Dutch historical past and its ensuing review of old highlights, assembled by way of a couple of experts in session with the Dutch normal public, offers a thought-provoking and well timed resolution. The democratic strategy at the back of the quantity is such as the best way the Netherlands has succeeded for hundreds of years at collective craftsmanship, and says as a lot in regards to the Netherlands as does the result of the critiques voiced.
The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands comprises an inventory of 50 themes from Dutch tradition and historical past, various from the megalithic tombs within the province of Drenthe and Willem of Orange to the Dutch structure and the enormous common gasoline box within the province of Groningen. those fifty subject matters act as a framework for figuring out or even learning Dutch tradition and historical past. The canon may still result in additional realizing and deepening of our wisdom of our previous and act as an inspirational resource for scholars, scholars and the general public at large.

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