Germanic Languages | Intro. Civilization of the Netherlands
N450 | 2591 | Inge Van der Cruysee
N450 Introduction to the Civilization of the Netherlands (3 cr.)
Taught in English; no prerequisites. Course open to graduates and
undergraduates. While N350 gave students a general introduction to
the contemporary culture of the Low Countries, N450 will go into the
history of the Low Countries more specifically. Previous knowledge on
the Low Countries is not necessary.
We will go through the history from the beginning until the 1940s, by
following a basic history survey and reading additional excerpts of
texts on/from the specific period. Within the history framework, we
will also focus on the development of the Dutch and Belgian identity
as they exist today and on the main streams in art history.
Texts: Ed. Blom and Lamberts, Trans. James C. Kennedy.
History of the Low Countries.