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THE DUTCH REPUBLIC “The Dutch suffered from an embarrassment of riches. Dutch wealth clashed with the Calvinist tradition that proclaimed humans were so totally depraved with sin that Christian humility was the only possible way to live.” – Simon Schama. Directions !!!!!!.

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THE DUTCH REPUBLIC

“The Dutch suffered from an embarrassment of riches. Dutch wealth clashed with the Calvinist tradition that proclaimed humans were so totally depraved with sin that Christian humility was the only possible way to live.” – Simon Schama

directions
Directions !!!!!!
  • Follow the directions presented on the slides as you go.
  • Discuss and analyze the visuals and information on each slide. Write down any conclusions you make concerning Dutch life.
  • Be prepared to share and discuss your conclusions Monday!!!!!
  • No slacking!!!!!!!!
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1. Use the following slides to create

a picture of Dutch religious life and

religious toleration. Be specific and use the pictures/docs for support.

Interior view of a

Dutch Calvinist Church. What do you see and

What can you conclude? Hint: Does it look Calvinist?

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Interior view of

the Portuguese

Synagogue

in Amsterdam.

Dutch Rabbi, by Rembrandt.

The exterior view

of the Portuguese

Synagogue

in Amsterdam.

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Use the following link to

examine “Our Blessed Lord

of the Attic” –

A Catholic Church of the

Dutch Golden Age.

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/netherlands/amsterdam-amstelkring-museum-pictures/index.htm

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2. Use the following slides to

construct a picture of The Dutch

Market Economy. Be specific and use

the pictures/docs as support.

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Use the Following link to

examine the Tulip

Bulb Craze and the Dutch Market

Economy.

http://www.elderadofinancial.com/The_Tulip_Bulb_Mania.htm

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Use the following link to gather some

more details on the Dutch Market Economy.

Maybe it will help you to decipher some

of the other artistic works to come.

2a. The author of the article has a distinct

political leaning. Extra Credit if you

can figure it out!

http://www.fee.org/publications/the-freeman/article.asp?aid=2222

Skimming this article for information is appropiate, for time sake.

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3. The Following Three PicturesRepresent how Dutch wealth contradicted Calvinists principles. What is the contradiction? How do the pictures represent the contradiction?

3a. Extra Credit Opportunity:

All three pictures have one thing in common that symbolizes something in relation to the contradiction above. What do they have in common and what does it symbolize?

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4. Use the following slides to construct a picture of Dutch Politics, Daily Life, and Society. Be Specific and use the pictures/

docs for support.

Town Hall of Amsterdam 1672

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The Night Watch

1657 - Rembrandt

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The Burgher of Delt and

His Wife (1675) - Steen

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Young Mother and

Child (1674)

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