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By Frits van Oostrom

many folks understand the tales at the back of the tulip mania within the seventeenth century and the legacy of the Dutch East India corporation, yet what uncomplicated wisdom of Dutch historical past and tradition may be handed directly to destiny generations? A Key to Dutch background and its ensuing assessment of ancient highlights, assembled by means of a few experts in session with the Dutch basic public, offers a thought-provoking and well timed resolution. The democratic method at the back of the quantity is akin to the best way the Netherlands has succeeded for hundreds of years at collective craftsmanship, and says as a lot concerning the Netherlands as does the result of the critiques voiced.
The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands contains a listing of 50 themes from Dutch tradition and heritage, various from the megalithic tombs within the province of Drenthe and Willem of Orange to the Dutch structure and the significant usual fuel box within the province of Groningen. those fifty subject matters act as a framework for realizing or even learning Dutch tradition and historical past. The canon should still result in additional figuring out and deepening of our wisdom of our prior and act as an inspirational resource for students, scholars and the general public at large.

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