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The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age (Paperback)

The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age By Maarten Prak, Diane Webb (Translator) Cover Image
By Maarten Prak, Diane Webb (Translator)
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Maarten Prak charts the political, social, economic and cultural history of the Golden Age through chapters that range from the introduction of the tulip to the experience of immigrants and Jews in Dutch society, the paintings of Vermeer and Rembrandt, and the ideas of Spinoza. He sets the Dutch experience within a European context and examines the extent to which the Golden Age was a product of its own past or the harbinger of the more modern, industrialized and enlightened society of the future. This accessible study will prove invaluable reading to anyone interested in Dutch history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521604604
ISBN-10: 0521604605
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: October 31st, 2005
Pages: 332
Language: English