By Paul Arblaster

ISBN-10: 0230293093

ISBN-13: 9780230293090

ISBN-10: 0230293107

ISBN-13: 9780230293106

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are 3 rather small international locations whose contribution to Europe's financial, non secular and creative background has been massive. Their histories can't be written in isolation from each other, or from their neighbours.

In the 1st complete ancient survey of the Benelux quarter to be written in English, Paul Arblaster describes the entire sweep of the background of the Low international locations, from Roman frontier provinces via to the institution of the 3 constitutional monarchies of the current day. during this revised and up-to-date new version, Arblaster:

■ accommodates the most recent scholarship and up to date occasions, bringing the tale correct as much as today
■ offers clean insurance of immigration, multiculturalism, and the resurgence of nationalism within the Low Countries
■ bargains a short dialogue of the increase of secularism in Western Europe and the way this has affected the Benelux region
■ outlines the international locations' contemporary financial successes and failures
■ features a new checklist of political events and governments considering that 1918

A historical past of the Low Countries is perfect for these looking a concise and readable creation to the heritage of a sector which, for hundreds of years, has been on the crossroads of Western Europe.

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