New PDF release: A History of the Low Countries (Palgrave Essential Histories

By Paul Arblaster

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are 3 really small international locations whose contribution to Europe's fiscal, non secular and creative background has been giant. 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 historical past of the Low nations, from Roman frontier provinces via to the institution of the 3 constitutional monarchies of the current day. during this revised and up-to-date re-creation, Arblaster:

■ comprises 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
■ deals a short dialogue of the increase of secularism in Western Europe and the way this has affected the Benelux region
■ outlines the nations' fresh fiscal successes and failures
■ encompasses a new record of political events and governments for the reason that 1918

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

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