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Daily Life in Rembrandt's Holland

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Rembrandt's life coincided with what the Dutch refer to as their "golden age." This engagingly written study presents a rich picture of a dynamic society that had torn itself away from the mediocrity of its past - a stagnant nation of peasants and fishermen - to pursue an overseas empire that led to great financial wealth and a highly sophisticated cultivation of the arts. This classic work first appeared in English translation in 1963.

Among the myriad topics covered are homes, gardens, clothing, food, religion, childrearing, education, medicine, sports and games, holidays and celebrations, painters, musicians, writers, the theater, publishing, aristocrats, workers, peasants, the merchant fleet, the armed forces, trading and colonizing companies, fisheries, and the famous Holland dikes.

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This engagingly written study presents a rich picture of a dynamic society that had torn itself away from the mediocrity of its past—a stagnant nation of peasants and fishermen—to pursue an overseas empire that led to great financial wealth and a highly sophisticated cultivation of the arts. This classic work first appeared in English translation in 1963.

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A clear and well-informed account of Dutch society in the seventeenth century.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The background of daily life; 2. The Dutch interior; 3. The course of life; 4. Recreations; 5. Arts and letters; 6. Dutch society; 7. Holland at work; 8. Conclusion: 'the delights of freedom'; Bibliography; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804722001
Author:
Zumthor, Paul
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Taylor, Simon Watson
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Western Europe - Benelux
Subject:
World History-Benelux and Switzerland
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Daily Life
Publication Date:
19940631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » European History General

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This engagingly written study presents a rich picture of a dynamic society that had torn itself away from the mediocrity of its past—a stagnant nation of peasants and fishermen—to pursue an overseas empire that led to great financial wealth and a highly sophisticated cultivation of the arts. This classic work first appeared in English translation in 1963.
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