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Collective Identity, Nationalism, and the Golden Age Netherlands

  • Virginia West Lunsford

Abstract

The figures of the Dutch privateer and pirate maintained complicated roles in Golden Age Dutch culture. Integral to the cultural construction of their identities were deep-rooted, fundamental Dutch values. Foremost among these values were both the unique perspective the Dutch maintained about their relationship with the sea, and their blossoming sense of national cohesion.

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Seventeenth Century Collective Identity Collective Memory Merchant Shipping United Province 
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