Amsterdam

Amsterdam

by Andre van Os
     
 

The city of Amsterdam enjoys a worldwide reputation out of all proportion to its size, and visitors are often surprised to find that this small city of only 750,000 inhabitants is more of a 'cosmopolitan village' than a major metropolis. In the 17th century the city was the centre and dominating force of a new capitalist, Protestant, merchant state. By this time, the… See more details below

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The city of Amsterdam enjoys a worldwide reputation out of all proportion to its size, and visitors are often surprised to find that this small city of only 750,000 inhabitants is more of a 'cosmopolitan village' than a major metropolis. In the 17th century the city was the centre and dominating force of a new capitalist, Protestant, merchant state. By this time, the small city on the Amstel had developed from a minor fishing village into an impressive and beautiful capital. The city underwent a change of image in the 20th century and in the 1960s became a centre of youth culture, equalling San Francisco as a hippie and gay capital. Although it has changed significantly since the 1960s and 1970s, and is now known as much for its museums and: galleries as for its stance on drugs, Amsterdam remains a tolerant city with a very distinct status within the Netherlands. This bibliography is the first to bring together works in English on all aspects of Amsterdam, from its rich history, art and architecture to tourism and social issues. It will be indispensable to all English-speaking readers wishing to know more about this fascinating city.

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The Internet editor for the Netherlands Programme Service has compiled annotated entries on primarily English-language works dealing with Amsterdam's history, geography, economy, politics, demographics, and sociocultural aspects of daily living (e.g., customs, education, literature, the media, religion<-->including Jewish life, and sports). Includes a map of this "cosmopolitan village" and useful addresses. Indexed by author, title, and subject. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781851092772
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
World Bibliographical Series
Pages:
130

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