By Friso Wielenga,Lynne Richards

Books delivering an summary of Dutch heritage are few and much among within the English-speaking global. Friso Wielenga's A heritage of the Netherlands: From the 16th Century to the current Day fills this hole. It bargains a contemporary, built-in define of Dutch historical past from the interval during which the rustic took form as a geographical, administrative and political entity and undermines the presumption that Dutch heritage because the sixteenth century used to be characterized by means of political consensus and spiritual toleration. household and international politics show pride 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 previous and current of this small land at the North Sea.

A heritage of the Netherlands offers an authoritative, entire in-depth survey and may be of significant price to scholars of contemporary eu history.

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