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History of the Low Countries
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"This remarkable book is the first single-volume history available in English of the region from the Roman times to the present ... It successfully integrates recent scholarship [and] is well written throughout ... generously supplied with well-chosen maps, and illustrations ... it will appeal to general readers as well as scholars interested in this important region." * History: Review of New Books "... a welcome addition to the historical literature on Belgium and the Netherlands, for ... thereis no good one-volume history of the Low Countries available ... The chapters are written by some of the foremost specialists in their fields, and provide excellent summaries of or present views of the periods in question." * Dutch Crossing "The editors ... should be congratulated for maintaining a very high degree of stylistic consistency ... I very much welcome an English-language translation of this important book." * Dietrich Orlow, Boston University "... eminently readable and ... solidly based in contemporary scholarship." * James D. Tracy, University of Minnesota

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Translator's Note Preface Chapter 1. A Long Beginning: The Low Countries Through the Tenth Century L. J. R. Mills Chapter 2. Counts, Cities, and Clerics: The Eleventh, Twelth, and Thirteenth Centuries L. J. R. Mills Chapter 3. The Formation of a Political Union, 1300-1588 W. P. Blockmans Chapter 4. The Dutch Republic, 1588-1780 A. T. van Deursen Chapter 5. The Spanish and Austrian Netherlands, 1579-1780 P. Janssens Chapter 6. Revolution in the North and South, 1780-1830 J. Roegiers and N . C. F. van Sas Chapter 7. Belgium since 1830 E. Lamberts Chapter 8. The Netherlands since 1830 J. C. H. Blom Epilogue: Unity and Diversity in the Low Countries J. C. H. Blom and E. Lamberts Recommended Literature Index Contributors

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J. C. H. Blom is director of the Dutch State Institute for War Documentation , Amsterdam. E. Lamberts is Professor in Modern History at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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"This remarkable book is the first single-volume history available in English of the region from the Roman times to the present ... It successfully integrates recent scholarship [and] is well written throughout ... generously supplied with well-chosen maps, and illustrations ... it will appeal to general readers as well as scholars interested in this important region." * History: Review of New Books "... a welcome addition to the historical literature on Belgium and the Netherlands, for ... thereis no good one-volume history of the Low Countries available ... The chapters are written by some of the foremost specialists in their fields, and provide excellent summaries of or present views of the periods in question." * Dutch Crossing "The editors ... should be congratulated for maintaining a very high degree of stylistic consistency ... I very much welcome an English-language translation of this important book." * Dietrich Orlow, Boston University "... eminently readable and ... solidly based in contemporary scholarship." * James D. Tracy, University of Minnesota

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