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Amsterdam in the 17th Century: Ch. 9 EL200

Amsterdam has always fascinated me, so when I read this section I was enthralled. "The oldest surviving newspaper in English was printed in Amsterdam. The Duthch began to specialize during this period. Amsterdam began transforming itself into one of the most cosmopolotian cities in Europe. Amsterdam's merchants required news of their expanding community. Europe was in a time of transformation with the news, Amsterdambecame the center of that.

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