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By Paul F State

ISBN-10: 0816071071

ISBN-13: 9780816071074

ISBN-10: 143810832X

ISBN-13: 9781438108322

Regardless of the country's small dimension, the Netherlands has performed a comparatively huge half within the heritage of trade, executive, artwork, and faith, and it has left an indelible imprint on the entire world's continents. this article presents a common assessment of the historical past of the rustic from precedent days onwards.

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Among the world’s oldest democratic bodies, the water boards continue to exist today, one for each of the country’s 27 water districts. Only through technological and organizational innovations were the inhabitants able to battle the water. The work of land reclamation never ceased. It also never went unchallenged, because throughout the Middle Ages, what the sea surrendered it could also as easily take Windmills account for much of the topography in the country’s low-lying areas. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division) 19 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS Master of the Elizabeth Panels, St.

He met his death at Dokkum on June 5, 754, martyred while bringing the new faith to northern Frisia. Conversion was largely complete by the late eighth century. Having been won over, the Frisians now proved to be as fervent proponents as they once were opponents of Christianity. Saint Ludger (Liudger, c. 744–809), who was born at Zuilen near Utrecht and trained at 11 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS SAINT WILLIBRORD S tyled the “Apostle of the Frisians,” Willibrord (c. 658–739) was born in Northumbria in Britain.

Maritime trade created the conditions for craftsmen to emerge, most especially, those engaged in the production of cloth from wool—some if it imported from England and some, together with flax for weaving linen, brought to the towns by farmers from the surrounding countryside. Gouda, in particular, became a center of the medieval cloth trade. Crafts began to be traded for cash, meaning that a money economy was fast overtaking bartering as a means of exchange. And crops too began to be sold for ready money.

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