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Author Wielenga, Friso.
Title Geschiedenis van Nederland. English
A history of the Netherlands : from the sixteenth century to the present day / Friso Wielenga ; translated by Lynne Richards.
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.

Author Wielenga, Friso.
Subject Netherlands -- History.
Alt Name Wielenga, Friso. Geschichte der Niederlande.
Description xiv, 323 pages ; 25 cm
Note "First published 2012 by Reclam Verlag as Geschichte der Niederlande, and by Boom as Geschiedenis van Nederland : van de Opstand tot heden"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-314) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Opposition and revolt: The creation and consolidation of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, or the Dutch Republic (1955-1609) -- 3. The Repubic in the Golden Age -- 4. A second-rate power: The decline of the Republic in the eighteenth century -- 5. From restoration to the liberal era (1813-1917) -- 6. Stability and modernization: The Netherlands since 1918 -- Epilogue.
Summary Books offering an overview of Dutch history are few and far between in the English-speaking world. Friso Wielenga's A History of the Netherlands: From the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day fills this gap. It offers a modern, integrated outline of Dutch history from the period in which the country took shape as a geographical, administrative and political entity and undermines the presumption that Dutch history since the 16th century was characterised by political consensus and religious toleration. Domestic and foreign politics take pride of place, interwoven with the broad lines of economic and cultural developments, as Wielenga uses the Netherlands' geographical location and its international relations to better understand the partially tumultuous past and present of this small land on the North Sea. A History of the Netherlands provides an authoritative, comprehensive in-depth survey and will be of great value to students of modern European history.
Note Translated from the Dutch.
ISBN 9781472569608 (hardback)
1472569601 (hardback)
9781472569592 (paperback)
1472569598 (paperback)
9781472569615 (ePDF)
9781472569622 (ePub)
ISBN/ISSN 60002026642
OCLC # 874969817

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