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Author: Mendeltje van Keulen
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: going, dutch, union, policy, european, government, europe, shapes
Number of Pages: 265
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9053568743
ISBN-13: 9789053568743

Author: Jonathan Irvine Israel
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: brazil, dutch, religion, tolerance, expansion
Number of Pages: 61
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9053569022
ISBN-13: 9789053569023

Of all the European powers, the Dutch were considered the most tolerant of minority religious practices in their colonies. In The Expansion of Tolerance, a pair of historians examines this unusual sensitivity in the case of the seventeenth-century Dutch colonies of Brazil. Jonathan Israel demonstrates that religious tolerance under Dutch rule in Brazil was unprecedented. Catholics and Jews coexisted peacefully with the Protestant majority and were allowed freedom of conscience and unfettered private worship. Stuart Schwartz then considers the Dutch example in light of the Portuguese colonies

Author: Emmeline Besamusca
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: netherlands, society, culture, dutch, discovering
Number of Pages: 305
Published: 2009-09-01
ISBN-10: 9089641009
ISBN-13: 9789089641007

What are the most salient and sparkling facts about the Netherlands that those interested in its history need to know? This volume tackles the heart of this question of Dutch identity through a number of essential themes that run through the culture, history, and society of the Netherlands. Running the gamut from the Randstad to the Dutch Golden Age, from William of Orange to Anne Frank, Discovering the Dutch uses a series of charming vignettes written by academic experts in their fields in order to address historical and contemporary issues such as immigration, tolerance, and the struggle aga

Author: Liesbeth Minnaard
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: new, interventions, literary, dutch, germans
Number of Pages: 326
Published: 2009-07-15
ISBN-10: 9089640282
ISBN-13: 9789089640284

In today’s globalized world, traditions of a national Self and a national Other no longer hold. This timely volume considers the stakes in our changing definitions of national boundaries in light of the unmistakable transformation of German and Dutch societies. Examining how the literature of migration intervenes in public discourses on multiculturality and including detailed analysis of works by the Turkish-German writers Emine Sevgi Özdamer and Feridun Zaimoglu and the Moroccan-Dutch writers Abdelkader Benali and Hafid Bouazza, New Germans, New Dutch offers crucial insights into the ways

Author: Vincent Kuitenbrouwer
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: war, south, african, propaganda, pro, words, dutch, boer
Number of Pages: 404
Published: 2012-12-15
ISBN-10: 9089644121
ISBN-13: 9789089644121

Between 1899 and 1902 the Dutch public was captivated by the war raging in South Africa between the Boer republics and the British Empire. Dutch popular opinion was on the side of the Boers: these descendants of the seventeenth-century Dutch settlers were perceived as kinsmen, the most tangible result of which was a flood of propaganda material intended as a counterweight to the British coverage of the war. The author creates a fascinating account of the Dutch pro-Boer movement from its origins in the 1880s to its persistent continuation well into the twentieth century. Kuitenbrouwer offers fa

Author: A. Th Bouwman
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: van, epic, den, vos, reynaerde, beast, dutch, text, fox, facing, translation, middle, reynaert
Number of Pages: 369
Published: 2010-02-15
ISBN-10: 908964024X
ISBN-13: 9789089640246

An entertaining reworking of the most popular branch of the Old French tale of Reynard the Fox, the mid-thirteenth century Dutch epicVan den vos Reynaerdeis one of the earliest long literary works in the Dutch vernacular. Sly Reynaert and a cast of other comical woodland characters find themselves again and again caught up in escapades that often provide a satirical commentary on human society. This charmingly volume is the first bilingual edition of the tale, featuring facing pages with an English translation by Thea Summerfield, making the undisputed masterpiece of medieval Dutch literature

Author: Frances Gouda
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Keywords: netherlands, indies, practice, colonial, culture, overseas, dutch
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 9793780622
ISBN-13: 9789793780627

European colonial expansion led to Dutch notions of civilised society, or the Dutchżs communityżs flexible and relatively charitable attitudes toward `othersż, being scattered (as in the Greek word `diaspeireinż) to the four corners of the earth. In some cases, the exportation of Dutch cultural values to places overseas, like North America, endowed `Dutchnessż with subtle new meanings. But in colonial Indonesia, Dutch political customs and traditions were transformed in the process of migrating to exotic locales.In this book, Frances Gouda examines the ways in which the Netherlands portra
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