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  • A Tiny Spot on the Earthby Piet de Rooy

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 123.99

    In this survey of the Dutch political culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Piet de Rooij reveals that the ?polder model? often used to describe economic and social policymaking based on consensus is a myth. Instead, modern political culture in the Dutch Low Countries began with a revolution and is rife with rivalries among political... more...

  • The Anglo-Dutch Wars of the Seventeenth Centuryby J.R. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    This study of the Anglo--Dutch Wars (1652-54, 1665-67, 1672-74) sets them in their naval, political and economic contexts. Competing essentially over trade, both governments were crucially influenced by mercantile interests and by the representative institutions that were central to England and the Dutch Republic. Professor Jones compares the effectiveness... more...

  • The Netherlandsby Frank J. Lechner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    The Netherlands  is the first concise, authored introduction available on the topic. The Netherlands has been a key entrepot in the world capitalist system for centuries, but because of relatively recent demographic changes, it has become symbolic of the clash of European and Islamic cultures. Perhaps the most secular nation in the world, it now... more...

  • Dutch Culture in the Golden Ageby J. L. Price

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 39.95

    The seventeenth century is considered the Dutch Golden Age, a time when the Dutch were at the forefront of social change, economics, the sciences, and art. In Dutch Culture in the Golden Age , eminent historian J. L. Price goes beyond the standard descriptions of the cultural achievements of the Dutch during this time by placing these many achievements... more...

  • 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...

  • Networks, Regions and Nationsby Robert Stein; Judith Pollmann

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    The medieval and early modern Low Countries are a case in point. In this myriad of political and clerical territories, identities proved dynamic. Princes and rebels, soldiers and poets, all played a part in the shaping of new imagined communities. The essays in this volume show how regional and interregional identities developed, old ones survived,... more...

  • The Four Days Battle of 1666by Frank Fox

    Seaforth Publishing 2009; US$ 30.00

    On 1 June 1666 a large but outnumbered English fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a colossal battle that was to involve nearly 200 ships and last four days. False intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to meet a phantom threat from France and although the errant squadron rejoined on the final day of the battle, it... 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...

  • The Republican Alternativeby André Holenstein; Thomas Maissen; Maarten Prak

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 49.95

    A comprehensive survey of the constitutional history of the Netherlands and Switzerland, and a remarkable socio-historical commentary on these two remarkably successful democracies more...

  • Herinneringen en ontmoetingenby Gilles W.B. Borrie

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 25.25

    Gilles W.B. Borrie, geboren 26 september 1925 te Bergen op Zoom, werkte bij de Dr. Wiardi Beckman Stichting en de Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten en was burgemeester in een viertal gemeenten, laatstelijk in Eindhoven. Hij schreef biografieën van gemeentepolitici als Wibaut, De Miranda, P.L. Tak en Reinalda en gedurende vijftig jaar was hij lid... more...