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By Frits van Oostrom

many of us comprehend the tales in 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 heritage and tradition might be handed directly to destiny generations? A Key to Dutch historical past and its ensuing assessment of ancient highlights, assembled via a couple of experts in session with the Dutch basic public, offers a thought-provoking and well timed solution. The democratic approach at the back of the amount is akin to the best way the Netherlands has succeeded for hundreds of years at collective craftsmanship, and says as a lot in regards to the Netherlands as does the end result of the evaluations voiced.
The Cultural Canon of the Netherlands involves 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 tremendous common fuel box within the province of Groningen. those fifty themes act as a framework for figuring out or even learning Dutch tradition and background. The canon should still bring about additional realizing and deepening of our wisdom of our earlier and act as an inspirational resource for students, scholars and the general public at large.

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