Hard copies of the book Four Centuries of Military Inundations
Hard copies of the book Four Centuries of Military Inundations

Four Centuries of Military Inundations

's-Hertogenbosch

Region 's-Hertogenbosch

Is there a better example imaginable for a love-hate relationship than that between the Netherlands and water? The Netherlands has wrested with the sea Like no other country; the inhabitants have benefited from the fertility and the transport possibilities that water offers. And the water have they feared. Countless times has the water devoured Dutch land and made many its victims. Even in times of peace, dealing with water was a constant struggle. In no other country in the world is this ambivalent and close relationship between struggle and water so important and has for centuries contributed so profoundly to the formation of the country and the people who live there.

The book can be ordered at the Kring Vrienden van 's-Hertogenbosch.
The book can be ordered at the Kring Vrienden van 's-Hertogenbosch.
''S-Hertogenbosch and its surrounding area have frequently been battlegrounds over the centuries, and the water played an important role in it without exception, but what exactly did that role look like? This book, based on years of exhaustive archival research, gives us good insight for the first time into the complicated water management in relation to city defense and to other struggles in this region. All that in no less than four centuries. The book which sheds new light on the creation of the landscape around 's-Hertogenbosch and the role of fortress, rivers and polders in the turbulent military history of this area. It teaches us to understand that history better. This subject does not have such a detailed picture for any other area in the Netherlands.

Studio Marco Vermeulen supported this research by literally adding image to the word. On the basis of historical maps and the archive research done by the Circle of Friends of 's-Hertogenbosch, we were able to accurately record how the inundation of the surrounding area came about, which water management objects were required for this and what the size was and was the result of the actual inundation. In addition, by designing and illustrating the book, this historical research has come together to become a true public-friendly reference work on the history of 's-Hertogenbosch and its surroundings.

[b] The book can be ordered from the Circle of Friends of 's-Hertogenbosch. b
Table of contents
Table of contents
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
A preview of some of the 300 pages
year
2018

team
ir. Marco Vermeulen, ir. Bram Willemse

in cooperation with
Kring Vrienden van 's-Hertogenbosch:
Bas Bevaart
Charles Limonard
Jan van den Berg
Frans Wijtmans
Jos van Bruggen


programme
Publication

status
Published

client
Alliantie Zuiderwaterlinie, Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch, Kring Vrienden van 's-Hertogenbosch, Stichting Menno van Coehoorn, Stichting 's-Hertogenbosch Vestingwerken

website
kringvrienden.nl

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