THE MAKING OF MODERN HOLLAND by A.J. Barnouw

THE MAKING OF MODERN HOLLAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By a professor of international standing, this is a succinct and orderly history of Holland, with additional information on her literature and arts, her religious struggle and social reforms. The early antecedents and attempts at self rule; the emergence from feudalism and revolt against Spanish tyranny and the Inquisition under Prince William of Orange the formation of the Dutch Republic; colonization and rivalry with the English; the French attempts at conquest; the Golden Age under William III the of exploration and discovery; the sluggish 18th century and the rebellious 19th with the trend towards liberalism and reform; the long reign of Wilhelmina which witnessed two wars and one depression -- but in between brought order and prosperity and confidence; the character of the people, a country of burghors, with realistic common sense, practical wisdom, and staunch independence. A very good ""Short History"".

Publisher: Norton