Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

  title={Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age},
  author={Michael North and Catharine Bond Hill},
During the seventeenth century, the Netherlands-a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources-enjoyed a "Golden Age" of economic success, world power, and tremendous artistic output. In this book Michael North examines the Dutch Golden Age, when Dutch society boasted Europe's greatest number of cities and highest literacy rate, unusually large numbers of publicly and privately owned art works, religious tolerance, and a highly structured and wide-ranging… Expand
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