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"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... Read more
"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"--
A History of the Low Countries Paperback edition by Paul Arblaster
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.
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.
"Anita Prazmowska provides a wide-ranging survey of Poland's history, from early settlements, through the establishment of the Kingdom of Poland, to the present day modern state. This expanded second edition has been revised throughout in the light of the latest research, and brings the story right up to date. A new Bibliography also features"--Provided by publisher.
Though there are elements of continuity, the history of Germany has been the history of nearly constant change.
In this concise introduction to Germany's fascinating past, Peter Wende provides an approachable historical interpretation of the key periods and turning points from Roman times to the present.
In this key textbook, Andres Kasekamp masterfully traces the development of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, from the northern crusades against Europe's last pagans and Lithuania's rise to become one of medieval Europe's largest states, to their incorporation into the Russian Empire and the creation of their modern national identities.
This expanded new edition has been revised throughout in order to amplify key points. The last chapter brings the story up to date and includes discussion of recent events such as the 2004 Madrid bombings and the 2008 general election. The second edition also features additional maps and figures.
There is a great deal of interest in the history of Armenia since its renewed independence in the 1990s and the ongoing debate about the genocide - an interest that informs the strong desire of a new generation of Armenian Americans to learn more about their heritage and has led to greater solidarity in the community.
Offering a way into each period of Italian history, the book brings Italy's past to life with extracts from poetry, novels and music. Drawing on the latest research published in English and Italian, this is the ideal introduction for all those interested in Italy's cultural and social past and its significance for the country's present.
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