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A list of key readings about Netherlands.
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Bibliography

Guides

Current conditions

  • Delsen, Lei. Exit Polder Model? Socioeconomic Changes in the Netherlands (2002) online edition
  • Mathijs, Ernest, ed. The Cinema of the Low Countries. (2004). 268 pp.
  • Vuijsje, Herman. The Politically Correct Netherlands: Since the 1960s. (2000). 244 pp.
  • White, Colin, et al. The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, Its Culture And Its Inhabitants (2005)

History

see Netherlands, history

  • Blom, J. C. H. and E. Lamberts, eds. History of the Low Countries (2006) 504pp excerpt and text search; also complete edition online
  • Israel, Jonathan. The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall, 1477-1806 (1995), a major synthesis; complete online edition; also excerpt and text search
  • Kiers, Judikje and Tissink, Fieke. The Golden Age of Dutch Art: Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Art. (2000). 366 pp.
  • Kossmann, E. H. The Low Countries: 1780-1940 (1978), 790pp; a major scholarly survey
  • Mak, Geert. Amsterdam: Brief Life of the City. (2000). 352 pp.
  • Muller, Sheila D. Dutch Art: An Encyclopedia. (1997). 489 pp. excerpt and text search
  • Rietbergen, P.J.A.N. A Short History of the Netherlands. From Prehistory to the Present Day. 5th ed. Amersfoort: Bekking, 2002. ISBN 9061094402
  • Schama, Simon. The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. ISBN 0394510755. Very well written survey excerpt and text search