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Maarten Prak

Maarten Prak has been Professor of Social and Economic History at Utrecht University since 1992. He also teaches at its English-language University College, and was a visiting professor at the University of Exeter (UK) in 1996 and 2002. He has published widely on the political, social and economic history of the Netherlands and Europe during the early modern period.

Gouden Eeuw

Gouden Eeuw

Het raadsel van de Republiek

(SUN, 2002, 341 pagina's)

The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands was the land of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals, where Descartes and Spinoza were also able to work out their ideas in peace and tranquillity. The economic and cultural flowering of this small country bordering on the North Sea has been an endless source of fascination down the ages. Until now there was no modern, concise and thorough history of this complex and intriguing state. That lacuna has now been filled by Maarten Prak’s The Golden Age.

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