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  • Attached to the Worldby Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR); Ben Knapen; Gera Arts; Yvonne Kleistra; Martijn Klem; Marijke Rem

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Few other countries are so interrelated with the World around us in political, economic, and social respects as the Netherlands. This means that the Dutch government needs to be alert in its response to the risks and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing world. Addressing this issue, The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is offering... more...

  • Dynamics of Power in Dutch Integration Politicsby Justus Uitermark

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 59.95

    Integration politics in the Netherlands has changed dramatically between 1990 and 2005. Whereas ethnic and religious differences were hitherto pacified through accommodation, a new and increasingly powerful current in Dutch politicsproblematizes the presence of minorities. This development represents a challenge to sociologists and political... more...

  • Batavia's Graveyardby Mike Dash

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, whose motives were almost... more...

  • Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlandsby Virginia W. Lunsford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This exciting scholarly work examines Dutch maritime violence in the seventeenth-century. With its flourishing maritime trade and lucrative colonial possessions, the young Dutch Republic enjoyed a cultural and economic pre-eminence, becoming the leading commercial power in the world. Dutch seamen plied the world's waters, trading,exploring, and colonizing.... more...

  • Animals in Ritual and Economy in a Roman Frontier Communityby Maaike Groot

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 69.95

    This new volume in the acclaimed Amsterdam Archaeological Studies series explores the roles of animals in a rural community in the civitas Batavorum. more...

  • Jacob Cats - Verhalen uit de Trou-ringhby Johan Koppenol

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 21.50

    In de Trou-ringh (1637) adviseert en beleert Jacob Cats zijn tijdgenoten in tal van huwelijkskwesties, zoals partnerkeuze, hertrouwen, veelwijverij en leeftijds- en standenverschil tussen geliefden. Hij doet dat aan de hand van talrijke verhalen en anekdotes, die de verteller Cats op z'n best tonen. In de bloemlezing vindt men het paradijselijke... more...

  • Hollandser dan kaasby Sophie Elpers

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    A lively written history of Frau Antje the 'cheese girl' from Holland who became a symbol of Dutch culture. more...

  • Reframing Dutch Cultureby Peter Jan Margry; Herman Roodenburg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Dutch society has undergone radical changes in recent years, due to complex political, social and ethnic developments. Reframing Dutch Culture examines issues of nationality, ethnicity, culture and identity in The Netherlands from an ethnological perspective, linking past traditions and notions of identity with more recent transformations. more...

  • In plaats van bijltjesdagby A. D. Belinfante

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 77.50

    Vanuit Londen sprak koningin Wilhelmina in 1941 over de 'landverraders, waarvoor in een bevrijd Nederland geen plaats meer zal zijn'. In 1948 verklaarde koningin Juliana bij haar troonbestijging dat de politieke delinquenten te eniger tijd weer in onze samenleving zouden worden opgenomen. Deze uitspraken geven de verschuiving weer van de normen... more...

  • On Dissidents and Madnessby Robert van Voren

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80

    The book contains the memoirs of Robert van Voren covering the period 1977-2008 and provides unique insights into the dissident movement in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, both inside the country and abroad. As a result of his close friendship with many of the leading dissidents and his dozens of trips to the USSR as a courier, he had intimate knowledge... more...