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The History of Holland (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations) Hardcover – 30 Aug 1999
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"The text is especially well-written for its intended audience--it is readable, interesting, and informative. The indexing is thorough." - American Reference Books Annual
..".offers a valuable overview of the Dutch people and how they came to be a superpower that fostered a company such as the United East India Company. An informative read!" - Calliope magazine
Holland was once a superpower upon whose empire the sun never set. Today it is on the leading edge of social change. This history of Holland, from its earliest beginnings to the present day, provides an up-to-date survey of modern Dutch history, including the current Dutch approach to a number of social issues, such as the welfare state, the environment, socialized medicine, and the role of the military in the post-Cold War world. Containing a wealth of current information and statistics, this work should help the reader to understand the Dutch both within the historical context in which Holland exists and as world leaders in social change as we approach the 21st century. This history provides a contemporary overview of Holland's geography, economy, political system and society. Chapters arranged chronologically trace the history and culture of the nation from the Ice Age to the new post-Cold War world. Chapters on recent Dutch history show how Holland has claimed a leading role in social change; the Dutch have authorized euthanasia, socialized medicine and legalized soft drugs.A selection of brief biographical sketches will introduce the reader to many of the important Dutch personalities throughout Holland's history, and a bibliographical essay will help the researcher to locate recommended books and other materials for further reading. See all Product description
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Quite a good history otherwise.
Plus 1999 was an especially unfortunate time to publish this book. This means the euro hadn't taken affect yet (it's mentioned as something that's coming), and it's 2 years early of the global war on terror starting. This book not only aged badly, it did so amazingly quickly. The financial collapse of '08 doesn't help matters.
On the plus side, you do get a sense for Dutch culture and there are some interesting facts in there.