Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

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Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands by Joop W. Koopmans, Arend H. Huussen Jr.

The Netherlands, frequently but erroneously called Holland, is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In the past few decades, it has been undergoing many transformations made possible by its dynamic and fast-moving political landscape. It has shifted from fierce nationalism toward a self-image of tolerance and permissiveness: the national identity and self-consciousness has slowly eroded through decolonization and immigration. Unfortunately, several murders of prominent, controversial politicians have started yet another shift away from tolerance, and economic stagnation has bred pessimism. Nonetheless, despite many trials and tribulations, there has been real progress, and the Dutch have perhaps done a better job of coming to terms with their limitations than many others in the world. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands contains more than 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual topics spanning the Netherlands' political, economic, and social system along with short biographies on important figures who have shaped the Netherlands' history. Supplementing the entries are a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography, making this a superb quick reference on the Netherlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810864443
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/22/2007
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Europe
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Joop W. Koopmans is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Groningen. Arend H. Huussen Jr. is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Groningen.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chapter 4 Maps
Chapter 5 Chronology
Chapter 6 Introduction
Chapter 8 Appendixes
Chapter 9 A Heads of State since 1806
Chapter 10 B Prime Ministers since 1945
Chapter 11 C Governments since 1945
Chapter 12 D Provinces and Capitals
Chapter 13 Bibliography
Chapter 14 About the Authors

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