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    PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto This is an entertaining read and a good warm up if preparing a visit Amsterdam Do not expect a great deal than that This

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto Russell Shorto ´ 9 Read & Download Summary á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Russell Shorto Ahhh Amsterdam Apple cake hashish cheese canals bikes and seedy red light areas Or at least that's largely what tourists see while they revel in the city's legendary liberalism What they don't see is that Amsterdam's influence extends far beyond a few stoned backpackers According to Russel Shorto Amsterdam is o

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    Summary á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Russell Shorto Russell Shorto ´ 9 Read & Download PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto Read ARC via NetgalleyAmsterdam doesn’t uite fire the imagination for people the same way that Venice and Paris do Romance beauty tragedy history is what springs to mind when one thinks of Paris or Venice Now think of Amsterdam Which jumped into your mind first – drugs prostitutes or Anne Frank? Did you think of the famous Nig

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    Summary á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Russell Shorto PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto While occasionally interesting “Amsterdam A History of the World's Most Liberal City” was not very thought provoking I had many problems with Mr Shorto’s thesis These I shall enumerate in no particular order and I would have given page numbers but reading it it eBook format page numbers are relative to y

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto The Royal Palace of AmsterdamA marvellously readable book on the history of this city It goes back to the 1500’s and 1600’s with the author outlining the distinctive features of Amsterdam and Holland in that eraIt was never as d

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto I liked this book so much that when I was listening to the audio I went and bought the book to keep with me for the future A fascinating trip through the history of Amsterdam as well as The Netherlands Inspired by a fellow reader I've gone a small uest to learn about the country of my ancestors I have not been disappointed in this book Although my family did not come from Amsterdam itself I figured I would gle

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    Summary á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Russell Shorto Russell Shorto ´ 9 Read & Download PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto Uncorrected proof via netgalleycomDedication For Pamela Anna Eva Anthony Reinier Hector and BenjaminThe opening is a warm family moment that instantly draws a reader in A day in Amsterdam begins with me leaving my apartment with my toddler son in my arms strapping him into his seat between the handlebars of my bicycle working his blocky little sneakered feet into the footpads then setting off through the uiet generally breezy streets of o

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto This is a wonderful compact volume sketching the history of the City of Amsterdam from the medieval age to present day Shorto has a

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    Read & Download Amsterdam PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto Russell Shorto ´ 9 Read & Download In preparation for a summer trip to Amsterdam and Ghent I wanted to immerse myself in the history of this well known city and learn about the people events and natural forces ie the encroaching North Sea that shaped this capital of commerce Russell Shorto is the perfect guide for this purpose He is an American writer who lives in Amsterdam His prose is crisp and colorful as he weaves his day to day life with the powerful narrative

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Amsterdam ✓ Russell Shorto Summary á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Russell Shorto Russell Shorto ´ 9 Read & Download An extremely interesting book for anyone interested in European history because it covers much than the history of Amsterdam Which makes sense when you consider that no city can come into existence in a vacuum Starting with the first efforts of man to reclaim land from the sea and continuing on through wars religious and political; economic developments; exploration and colonization of the outside world; and the lives of philosophers and ki

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Amsterdam characters À 109 Of Amsterdam showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy naked Anabaptists parading through the streets and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth century wine tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch and world history Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home Shorto provides an ever surprising intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s through its brutal struggle for independence its golden age as a vast empire to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under sie. In preparation for a summer trip to Amsterdam and Ghent I wanted to immerse myself in the history of this well known city and learn about the people events and natural forces ie the encroaching North Sea that shaped this capital of commerce Russell Shorto is the perfect guide for this purpose He is an American writer who lives in Amsterdam His prose is crisp and colorful as he weaves his day to day life with the powerful narratives that forged not only the beginnings of capitalism but the beginnings of liberalism an emphasis on individual rightsPeople tend to think of Amsterdam as a wild party town with the coffee shop marijuana bars and a red light district with legal prostitution on open display All of this being the result of the Dutch legal philosophy of gedogen or toleration But the Dutch people are not by any stretch a loose living hard partying people They tend to be conservative stoic and hard working For centuries they ve worked together to stave off the sea and carve out a profitable existence Their spirit of persistence and cooperation has made them a very independent minded and flexible citizenry Shorto presents the thesis that Amsterdam is the birthplace of Liberalism not exactly the American brand of liberalism but a uniue emphasis on individual freedom that is akin to American Libertarianism The people of Amsterdam are the product of their environment and it made them resilient and ungovernable in any feudal milieuFrom the flame retardant host that put the city on the holy relics tour map to the rise of the herring trade and beginnings of modern branding Shorto deftly navigates readers through the major upheaval of the Dutch Revolt against Hapsburg Spain and the resulting Golden Age of commerce and art that made the Dutch Provinces a colonial and global powerI learned so much in reading this bookI was introduced to Baruch Spinoza the Jewish secular philosopher who rocked the religious world with his writings a man so controversial in his worldview that he was excommunicated by his own Jewish religious leaders a group known for uestioning and arguing everythingI also learned that Amsterdam was the birthplace of the first true stock market with shareholders purchasing stock certificates of the trading company known as the VOC The Dutch East India Company the first true corporation Not only was this the beginnings of a proto capitalism but it became the breeding ground for the kind of corruption greed and scandals that led to the 2008 financial crisis Short selling and Ponzi schemes are nothing new they were common in Golden Age AmsterdamI also enjoyed discovering the writer Multatuli the pen name for Eduard Douwes Dekker a civil servant who wrote the satirical novel Max Havelaar which cast a harsh spotlight on the cruelty and corruption of the Dutch colonial system Dekker s seminal novel and his later writings would make him the father of social justice movements right up to todayIf you want to know about the history and the people of this fabled city I can t recommend this book enough I m confidently heading to Amsterdam with preparation and knowledge than any travel guide book could have possibly offered Thanks for the amazing tour Mr Shorto Kissing Midnight parading through the streets and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth century wine tasting room had a Histoire de la violence profound effect on Dutch and world history Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home Shorto درد عشق زلیخا پژوهشی در قصه یوسف provides an ever surprising intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s through its brutal struggle for independence its golden age as a vast empire to its complex The Medallions Curse present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under sie. 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Amsterdam characters À 109 An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it uniue by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesue 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 uniue geography the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democ. Read ARC via NetgalleyAmsterdam doesn t uite fire the imagination for people the same way that Venice and Paris do Romance beauty tragedy history is what springs to mind when one thinks of Paris or Venice Now think of Amsterdam Which jumped into your mind first drugs prostitutes or Anne Frank Did you think of the famous Nightwatch Rembrandt Van Gogh or pancakes Nope you thought of sex and drugs And this is what Shorto elegantly counters in his book about the world famous city and trading center I ve been to Amsterdam twice and I can tell you there is much than canals Anne Frank and prostitutes Though Anne Frank is important and Shorto doesn t ignore her He doesn t disregard the drugs or the prostitutes either but he doesn t let them overwhelm the city or the narrative In fact he also shows the connections between all three and Amsterdam and the rest of the world And that is Liberalism Not in the sense of American democrats either not disconnected from capitalism either Shorto starts and ends the book with two stories one about his day care provider who is trying to get a relative into the country and another about Frieda Menco a Holocaust survivor who knew Anne Frank These two women stand as examples of times when the famous Amsterdam Liberalism is temporary it seems punched down But it seems to come back fighting Menco represents this because of where she lives and the ties that the location has to her past The day care provider is the modern answer to this living in an Amsterdam which is trying to adjust and find itself after the murder of Theo Van Gogh and immigration Shorto argues that in many ways the liberalism that the world associates with Amsterdam is in part a product of the uniue Dutch landscape that the fight with the sea in many ways contributed to the Dutch view The view of us against the sea as opposed to us against them made the other a thing of nature as opposed to people and therefore something that is harder to kill and slaughter Further the liberalism is re enforced by a view of capitalism toleration is beneficial to business and the people of Amsterdam need the business This sounds mercenary and perhaps it is but if Shorto is correct and he makes an excellent argument then it really does illustrate what the world can be at its best And it is the world because Amsterdam has exported its liberalism Shorto is able to link the city to the development of New York beyond simply the first settlers and place names The roots of the liberalism are shown not only in the development of the city but in the arts that come out of the city While Shorto s focus is usually city wide his section on Rembrandt in Amsterdam and how the Master s painting reflects the change in culture that goes along Additionally in most histories of places the rulers go hand and hand with the place It is hard for instance to talk about London without talking about the British monarchy in general But Amsterdam while nominally part of a country that has a king is a kingless city This lack of ruler gives the city even character at least in terms of this book In terms of style Shorto s book about his adopted city is not like Ackroyd s love poem in prose to London This is not a criticism Shorto s book is something different less about a city then about the ideas that the city represents This is reflected in the chapters that while linear in time due also wonder or go on digressions that are beautiful and lovely for all the light connection to the topic at hand It s like wondering the little allies and streets of the city meandering our way though the canals It is to Shorto s credit that while he deals with Anne Frank whose spirit is strongly associated with the city he does not present the Holocaust and the Dutch role in hit though rose colored glasses He does not hold up Miep as an example of all Dutch during the war years More importantly he takes what some would call a failure to live up to the values of liberalism and shows how the Dutch emerged from the Holocaust willing and determined not to let liberalism fail again The rebuilding of the society after the war with the determination to live up to and create that society This leads to the suatting the John Lennon bed in the openness and acceptable of homosexuals that is not found everywhere or anywhere at the same time In many ways Shorto s biography of Amsterdam and the idea that it represents is brilliant and matches the idea and city itself It offers a non varnished view of ideas and how they change fail and grow stronger much like the cities and people where they reside Further it is though the liberalism of Amsterdam that Shorto also seems to express a hope for the human race

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Amsterdam characters À 109 Ratic 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 Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global corporation In this effortlessly erudite account Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution. I liked this book so much that when I was listening to the audio I went and bought the book to keep with me for the future A fascinating trip through the history of Amsterdam as well as The Netherlands Inspired by a fellow reader I ve gone a small uest to learn about the country of my ancestors I have not been disappointed in this book Although my family did not come from Amsterdam itself I figured I would glean a little understanding of Hollanders as well I ended up learning so much from this book Amsterdam is by most accounts the most liberal place on earth It is often laughably liberal or shake your head in disbelief liberal In saying this I am using the definition of liberal as synonymous with free open and permissive But the word has another deeper and higher meaning which is in fact related to the other and he goes on to writeA difficulty that the word liberalism suffers today is that is has seemingly opposite meanings in the United States and in Europe For these two uotes alone I believe this would be advantageous book for Americans to read especially in this election year Words and definitions are being bandied about but I think there is a different understanding of these words depending on which side of the pond you are fromBeginning around 1000AD the people of this delta area began a battle to control the water The water the perils the bravery the absurdity of the geographic position and the development of complex communal organizations to cope with the situation explains much of Amsterdam s history and provides as well a backdrop to the development of liberalism It s important to know that at this time there was no one leader or King These efforts were organized by groups of towns people all over this small region It would not be until Willem of Orange that the country would unite under one leaderAnd this sets up the idea for the whole book that the Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular was uniuely placed to embrace individual thought that works together for the betterment of the group A place where Capitalism and Social Welfare programs successfully co exist America is the land of the free says one Dutch friend But I think we are freer Freerbecause you the Dutch are not alone That is the story that Amsterdam tells Working together we win land from the sea Individually we own it individually we prosper so that collectively we do Together we maintain a society of individuals Of course it is not without its excesses abuses and problems The author delves deeply into both old historic tragedies as well as new problems facing The Netherlands along with most of Europe Overall this was not only an enlightening read it was a fascinating one 55 stars

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Amsterdam
  • Russell Shorto
  • English
  • 09 June 2018
  • 9780385534574