Dutch Culture in a European Perspective: Accounting for the past, 1650-2000

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Uitgeverij Van Gorcum, 2004 - Europe - 438 pages
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Contents

Preface
9
The concept of culture
15
The European context
22
The importance of language
31
a historical phenomenon
41
In praise of bluntness
48
From Enlightenment to Pillarization
54
The Netherlands as a problem
61
Policy in an impasse
219
Concluding remarks
226
The growth of the reading public
233
The literary magazine
239
one flag many cargoes
247
Music and musical life
253
Opera culture
263
Elite and nonelite musical culture
270

Image and counterimage of the colonial past
67
the Netherlands as guide and liberator
79
the continuing
93
A Protestant Catholicism
106
Tolerance and democracy
113
fifteenth
121
the eighteenth century
127
Tolerance and consensus after the Second World War
133
Concluding remark
139
Fluidity
145
Suffering and struggling
153
A festive final chord
163
work in progress
175
Demographic expansion
181
a centralized state
187
Education
197
Reluctantly modern
204
the doom of the Golden Age
273
The mobility of Dutch artists
281
The acquisition of modern foreign art
289
The people conquer the media
297
Dutch media culture
304
From cultural citadel to a market with something for all
313
Increasing prosperity and expanding rights
325
A theoretical synthesis
332
Concluding remark
339
A European perspective
346
Works cited
371
Chronological table
395
Index of names
417
Subject index
427
List of the illustrations
435
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