Golden Age


Golden Age
   In retrospect, the 17th century gave the impression of wealth, power, and an intellectual and artistic high point. The Re public fought its rivals Spain, Portugal, and England effectively on the seas; its trade, and even the war with Spain (until 1648), brought huge profits. Especially during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a nostalgic longing for the proud, simple, but powerful lifestyle of the ancestors was voiced. Later historical research has qualified this ro mantic view because the splendor and riches concealed the hardship of the daily life of the poor.

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