Synopses & Reviews
This successful text remains the sole historical survey of the Benelux area to be written in English. Arblaster describes the full sweep of the history of the Low Countries, from Roman frontier provinces to the present day. The new edition has been revised and updated in the light of recent events and scholarship, and brings the story up to 2011.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First EditionMapsIntroductionFrom Pagans to Crusaders, 57BC to AD1100Patterns of Power and Piety, 1100-1384The Low Countries United and Divided, 1384-1609From Delftware to Porcelain, 1609-1780The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Order, 1776-1914World Wars and World Peace, 1914-2011Chronology of Major EventsList of Dynasties and Rulers List of Political Parties and Governments since 1918Selected Further ReadingIndex