Saturday, March 31, 2007

The canon of Dutch history

Or the Dutch canon of history, of course. Anyway, there is large effort going on to educate the Dutch people and give them (back?) a feeling for their own history. An idea of what this means can be seen at

I also found a nice cartoon for textual critics there. Fokke and Sukke, quite famous in the Netherlands, comment on the invention of printing (around 1450).

Fokke & Sukke have been doing it for forty years already: "Printing ... is not here to stay!" "People will always want to read hand-written books!"

The cartoon can also be found in a nice booklet, De historische canon van Fokke en Sukke (2007).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hmm.. nice style