Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands by Joop W. KoopmansHistorical Dictionary of the Netherlands by Joop W. Koopmans

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

byJoop W. Koopmans, Arend H. Huussen

Hardcover | May 22, 2007

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The Netherlands, frequently but erroneously called Holland, is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In the past few decades, it has been undergoing many transformations made possible by its dynamic and fast-moving political landscape. It has shifted from fierce nationalism toward a self-image of tolerance and permissiveness: the national identity and self-consciousness has slowly eroded through decolonization and immigration. Unfortunately, several murders of prominent, controversial politicians have started yet another shift away from tolerance, and economic stagnation has bred pessimism. Nonetheless, despite many trials and tribulations, there has been real progress, and the Dutch have perhaps done a better job of coming to terms with their limitations than many others in the world. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands contains more than 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual topics spanning the Netherlands' political, economic, and social system along with short biographies on important figures who have shaped the Netherlands' history. Supplementing the entries are a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography, making this a superb quick reference on the Netherlands.
Joop W. Koopmans is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Groningen. Arend H. Huussen Jr. is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Groningen.
Title:Historical Dictionary of the NetherlandsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 8.87 × 6.01 × 1.18 inPublished:May 22, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810856271

ISBN - 13:9780810856271

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Maps Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendixes Chapter 9 A Heads of State since 1806 Chapter 10 B Prime Ministers since 1945 Chapter 11 C Governments since 1945 Chapter 12 D Provinces and Capitals Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

...an updated and expanded reference containing some 700 cross-referenced entries on the political, economic, and social systems of the Netherlands, as well as short biographies of key figures who have shaped the country''s history. The second edition reflects changes in facts and figures since publication of the 1998 edition. In addition to the dictionary itself, the text contains three b&w maps; a chronology of key events from 5300-1550 B.C. through 2006; an introductory essay; and an extensive bibliography about the history of the Netherlands designed for scholars, students, and the general public interested in further study of the country and its people.