Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

by Michael North
     
 
During the seventeenth century, the Netherlands--a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources--enjoyed a "Golden Age" of economic success, world power, and tremendous artistic output. In this book North examines the Dutch Golden Age, when Dutch society boasted Europe's greatest number of cities and highest literacy rate,

Overview

During the seventeenth century, the Netherlands--a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources--enjoyed a "Golden Age" of economic success, world power, and tremendous artistic output. In this book North examines the Dutch Golden Age, when Dutch society boasted Europe's greatest number of cities and highest literacy rate, unusually large numbers of publicly and privately owned art works, religious tolerance, and a highly structured and wide-ranging social network.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300058949
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/25/1997
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.73(h) x 0.67(d)

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