More than 100 authors are co-authoring a World history of the Netherlands!
In the last few decades, historians have increasingly studied global history. From that perspective, they realise that the history of the Netherlands is much more closely interwoven with that of the world around us than we used to think. The links are strong, not only with adjoining areas, but also with more remote regions, and more intensively than assumed.
Global versus national
In politics and society, in the Netherlands but also elsewhere, groups and ideas emerged that emphasise the importance of a strong national identity. In the Western world, such national identities often takes on a white and Judeo-Christian facade. That identity is regularly automatically projected onto the past. Emancipated women and tolerance for gay people are being claimed as of typical Dutch origin, for example.
A comprehensible contribution to the debate
We are of the opinion that historical sciences should make a well-grounded contribution to the debate or the general public. The World History of the Netherlands shows how strongly the history of the Netherlands is connected to world history, and how the Netherlands stands in international comparisons. The World history of the Netherlands offers a surprising new view of the history of the Netherlands. The book will be published in the autumn of 2018, with Lex Heerma van Voss as chief editor. The other members of the editorial team are Karel Davids, Karwan Fatah-Black, Marjolein ‘t Hart, Leo Lucassen and Jeroen Touwen.
The World history of the Netherlands will be published in the autumn of 2018 by publisher Ambo Anthos.
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