Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

EHIS 248 - The Dutch Golden Age 3 s.h.

At the height of its power in the seventeenth century, a small, marshy country called the Dutch Republic dominated European trade and administered an empire that stretched around the globe. In this course we will try to explain the Dutch Golden Age and, in doing so, we will study the notion of  "modernity": economic, religious, and political. Topics include the Dutch Revolt and Dutch state, financial institutions and innovations, religious tolerance, science and art, the East and West India Companies, global encounters, and so on. Though a class on the Dutch might seem fairly narrow, they lived and worked almost everywhere. Students interested in any part of the early modern world—Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas—and students interested in broad themes like nationalism, capitalism, and globalization are invited to explore them in this course. A-E Only. Offered every two years.
Prerequisite(s): SoS or 3 s.h. 100-level HIST course.