History of the Low Countries

This highly illustrated volume serves as an ideal introduction to the rich history of the Low Countries for students and the generally interested reader alike.

Author: J. C. H. Blom

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845452720

Category: History

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The history of the smaller European countries is rather neglected in the teaching of European history at university level. We are therefore pleased to announce the publication of the first comprehensive history of the Low Countries - in English - from Roman Times to the present. Remaining politically and culturally fragmented, with its inhabitants speaking Dutch, French, Frisian, and German, the Low Countries offer a fascinating picture of European history en miniature. For historical reasons, parts of northern France and western Germany also have to be included in the "Low Countries," a term that must remain both broad and fluid, a convenient label for a region which has seldom, if ever, composed a unified whole. In earlier ages it as even more difficult to the region set parameters, again reflecting Europe as a whole, when tribes and kingdoms stretched across expanses not limited to the present states of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Nevertheless, its parts did demonstrate many common traits and similar developments that differentiated them from surrounding countries and lent them a distinct character. Internationally, the region often served both as a mediator for and a buffer to the surrounding great powers, France, Britain, and Germany; an important role still played today as Belgium and the Netherlands have increasingly become involved in the broader process of European integration, in which they often share the same interest and follow parallel policies. This highly illustrated volume serves as an ideal introduction to the rich history of the Low Countries for students and the generally interested reader alike.

The Low Countries History Yearbook

J. DE BELDER is Lecturer in the department of Later Modern History, University of Ghent. Dr. C.R. EMERY is Senior Lecturer, Teesside Polytechnic. Dr. C. FASSEUR is Professor in the History of Western European Overseas Expansion, ...

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The Low Countries A History

The Inquisition was not allowed to return to the Low Countries. Calvinists were given a choice ... The second stage of this critical period of Low Countries' history thus begins with the provinces divided. It is from this date that the ...

Author: Anthony Bailey

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781612309514

Category: History

Page: 255

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Here, from British historian and New Yorker senior writer Anthony Bailey is the dramatic story of the Low Countries - Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg - from the early days of nomads and barbarian invaders to the birth of towns and cities to the rise and decline of world prominence and finally to the dark and tragic days of World War II.

History of the Low Countries

They were also acquainted with useful historical precedents , such as the temporary suspension of John IV of Brabant and ... ended when the Spanish conquered Ghent in 1584 , but its legacy left its mark in the northern Low Countries .

Author: J. C. H Blom

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571810846

Category: History

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This well-illustrated volume serves as an introduction to the rich history of the Low Countries for students and the generally interested reader alike."--BOOK JACKET.

The History of the Relations Between the Low Countries and China in the Qing Era 1644 1911

INTRODUCTION W.F. Vande Walle The relations between the Low Countries and China in the Qing era constitute a very broad topic indeed both in terms of time span and fields covered . Low Countries is a widely used historical and ...

Author: International Verbiest Symposium

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9058673154

Category: History

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History of the Low Countries

This book sketches the history of Europe's Low Countries, present-day Belgium and the Netherlands. There is more than sufficient reason to put the region's history into a single narrative. It is true that “the Low Countries” possessed ...

Author: J. C. H. Blom

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782388531

Category: History

Page: 536

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The history of the smaller European countries is rather neglected in the teaching of European history at university level. We are therefore pleased to announce the publication of the first comprehensive history of the Low Countries - in English - from Roman Times to the present. Remaining politically and culturally fragmented, with its inhabitants speaking Dutch, French, Frisian, and German, the Low Countries offer a fascinating picture of European history en miniature. For historical reasons, parts of northern France and western Germany also have to be included in the "Low Countries," a term that must remain both broad and fluid, a convenient label for a region which has seldom, if ever, composed a unified whole. In earlier ages it as even more difficult to the region set parameters, again reflecting Europe as a whole, when tribes and kingdoms stretched across expanses not limited to the present states of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Nevertheless, its parts did demonstrate many common traits and similar developments that differentiated them from surrounding countries and lent them a distinct character. Internationally, the region often served both as a mediator for and a buffer to the surrounding great powers, France, Britain, and Germany; an important role still played today as Belgium and the Netherlands have increasingly become involved in the broader process of European integration, in which they often share the same interest and follow parallel policies. This highly illustrated volume serves as an ideal introduction to the rich history of the Low Countries for students and the generally interested reader alike.

A History of the Low Countries

The fullest one-volume overview of the Netherlands and Belgium is J.C.H. Blom and E. Lamberts (eds), History of the Low Countries, translated by James C. Kennedy (Oxford, 1999), each chapter written by different experts.

Author: Paul Arblaster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350307148

Category: History

Page: 308

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This introductory overview of the Low Countries' history traces their development since Roman times, providing equal weighting to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Paul Arblaster looks at political, cultural and social history, including the rise of the merchant classes, the Renaissance and Golden Age, and the two world wars of the 20th century. The final chapter has been expanded and revised to take into account developments since 2011. This third edition is thoroughly updated and revised throughout and benefits from our recently refreshed series design. This timely and engaging narrative provides an invaluable starting-point for students of History focusing on the Low Countries, European Studies and Dutch studies. New to this Edition: - More detail on the EU, particularly current in light of Brexit and Euroscepticism - More environmental and global history - Coverage of the latest political developments - More maps, to bridge the gap between the 15th century and the present day - An updated bibliography