"Dutch" referred originally to both Germany and the Netherlands but came to be restricted to the people and language of the Netherlands when that country became independent in the seventeenth century.
"Holland" and "the Netherlands" often are used as synonyms even though "Holland" refers only to the provinces North and South Holland.
There the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Hebrew nations, among others, evolved political, social cultures that were absorbed by the conquering Greeks and, in turn, by the Romans, who introduced elements of that Mediterranean music to much of western Europe.
Birth control was another factor that changed the process of marriage.
'By the old English law a wife was almost as much the property of her husband as the American slave of his master.' (Female) editor of the Englishwoman's Review, 1871.
Marriage was extremely unequal between men and women because: • A bride had to promise to obey as part of her vows before God read more...
Randstad culture is distinctly urban, located in the provinces of North Holland, South Holland, and Utrecht.
The non-Randstad culture corresponds to the historical divide between the predominantly Protestant north and the Catholic south, separated by the Rhine River.