A History of the Low Countries (Palgrave Essential Histories Series 2nd Revised edition)

A History of the Low Countries (Palgrave Essential Histories Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Paul Arblaster (author)Hardback

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Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are three relatively small countries whose contribution to Europe's economic, spiritual and artistic heritage has been immense. Their histories cannot be written in isolation from one another, or from their neighbours. In the first full historical survey of the Benelux area to be written in English, Paul Arblaster describes the whole sweep of the history of the Low Countries, from Roman frontier provinces through to the establishment of the three constitutional monarchies of the present day. In this revised and updated new edition, Arblaster: incorporates the latest scholarship and recent events, bringing the story right up to today provides fresh coverage of immigration, multiculturalism, and the resurgence of nationalism in the Low Countries offers a brief discussion of the rise of secularism in Western Europe and how this has affected the Benelux region outlines the countries' recent economic successes and failures includes a new list of political parties and governments since 1918 A History of the Low Countries is ideal for those seeking a concise and readable introduction to the history of a region which, for centuries, has been at the crossroads of Western Europe.

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PAUL ARBLASTER teaches at Zuyd University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He previously taught at the Centre for European Studies at the University of Leuven, and at Facultes Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium.


Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Maps Introduction From Pagans to Crusaders, 57BC to AD1100 Patterns of Power and Piety, 1100-1384 The Low Countries United and Divided, 1384-1609 From Delftware to Porcelain, 1609-1780 The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Order, 1776-1914 World Wars and World Peace, 1914-2011 Chronology of Major Events List of Dynasties and Rulers List of Political Parties and Governments since 1918 Selected Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780230293090
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780230293090
  • weight: 545
  • ISBN10: 0230293093
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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