The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age

The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age

by Maarten Prak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521843529

ISBN-13: 9780521843522

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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-13:
9780521843522
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the enigma of the republic1
1A turbulent beginning7
2An independent state (1609-1650)27
3A world power (1650-1713)45
4The armed forces61
5Financial might75
6A market economy87
7A worldwide trading network111
8Riches122
9Toil and trouble135
10Community153
11Tue authorities166
12A dissonant chorus186
13Religious pluralism201
14A new approach to science and philosophy222
15The Dutch school of painting234
16The urban landscape250
Conclusion : the end of the Golden Age263

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