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The Resource Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city, Russell Shorto

Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city, Russell Shorto

Label
Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city
Title
Amsterdam
Title remainder
a history of the world's most liberal city
Statement of responsibility
Russell Shorto
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography--the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay--and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, "craziness is a value." But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom
Dewey number
949.2/352
Illustrations
  • plates
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DJ411.A55
  • DJ411.A55
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city, Russell Shorto
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
A bicycle trip -- The water problem -- The alteration -- The company -- The liberal city -- "The rare happiness of living in a republic" -- Seeds of influence -- The two liberalisms -- "We inform you of the action of a powerful German force" -- The magic center
Control code
sky254230109
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385534574
Lccn
2013003544
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps
Label
Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city, Russell Shorto
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
A bicycle trip -- The water problem -- The alteration -- The company -- The liberal city -- "The rare happiness of living in a republic" -- Seeds of influence -- The two liberalisms -- "We inform you of the action of a powerful German force" -- The magic center
Control code
sky254230109
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385534574
Lccn
2013003544
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps

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