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Rich Cities, Deep Dykes. Burgundians and Calvinists
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Rich Cities, Deep Dykes. Burgundians and Calvinists

(Wim Blockmans ) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 54-61

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The label ‘Burgundian' that is now such a popular sales tool of the Dutch catering industry, which describes a rotund, good-natured man who fully enjoys the pleasures of life, is a twentieth-century invented tradition. It is popularly contrasted with Northern Calvinist sobriety, but neither has much to do with dynasties on the one hand or religious persuasion on the other.

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