DUTCH CULTURE IN A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
1900: the Age of Bourgeois Culture

JAN BANK and MAARTEN VAN BUUREN
624pp ILLUS (SOME COLOUR) 2005 OUT OF PRINT H585

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In the Netherlands, as in other European countries, the late nineteenth century manifested conflicting tendencies. There was decadence as well as the growth of socialist movements, fin de siècle sentiment alongside scientific discoveries, religious revival as well as secularisation. The authors of this volume bring these divergences together in a narrative that focuses on the rediscovery or 'reconstruction' of the Golden Age; on the Dutch colonial empire in the East Indies and the relations with South Africa; on the emancipation of the Roman Catholics after 1853; on the Jewish community in Amsterdam and other cities; and on the various Protestant denominations.