The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America - Vol. 1

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.
THEMEDIÆVAL NETHERLANDS.
PAGE
Fénelon's remark about Amsterdam 1
Significance of the fact that Now York is the daughter, f
Amsterdam
2
Kinship between the English and Dutch peoples3
Dutchland and Welshland4
Belgians and Batavians5
Flemish and Frankish speech6
The Frisians as heathen7
The Frisians as Christians8
Lotharingia, the Middle Kingdom9
Lorraine10
The Crusades; feudal states in the Low Countries11
Political circumstances which favoured the Netherlands12
Favourable industrial circumstances13
Agriculture; dikes and canals13, 14
Horticulture and manufactures15
The fine arts16
Scholarship17
Erasmus18
Dutch literature18
The Bible in the Netherlands18
Public schools19
Urban and rural population19, 20
Modern features of the mediæval Netherlands20, 21
Political development in England21
Contrast in the political development of the Netherlands22
The guilds22
The local lords; the overlords23
The disaster of Roosebeke in 138224

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