Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

J. Leslie Price


The 17th century is taken into account the Dutch Golden Age, a time whilst the Dutch have been on the leading edge of social switch, economics, the sciences, and paintings. In Dutch tradition within the Golden Age, eminent historian J. L. fee is going past the normal descriptions of the cultural achievements of the Dutch in this time by way of putting those many achievements inside their social context. Price’s crucial argument is that along the cutting edge trends in Dutch society and tradition there have been strong conservative and reactionary forces at work—and that it was once the stress among those contradictory impulses that gave the interval its precise and strong dynamic.

Dutch tradition within the Golden Age is certain in its wide scope, examing paintings, literature, faith, political ideology, theology, and clinical and highbrow traits, whereas additionally getting to the excessive and pop culture of the days. Price’s new interpretation of Dutch background areas an emphasis at the paradox of the Dutch resistance to alter in addition to their common attractiveness of innovation.

This accomplished examine the Dutch Golden Age offers a desirable new technique to comprehend Dutch tradition on the peak of its historical and international effect.

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