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This introductory overview of the Low Countries' history traces their development since Roman times, providing equal weighting to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Paul Arblaster looks at political, cultural and social history, including the rise of the merchant classes, the Renaissance and Golden Age, and the two world wars of the 20th century. The final chapter has been expanded and revised to take into account developments since 2011. This third edition is thoroughly updated and revised throughout and benefits from our recently refreshed series design.
This timely and engaging narrative provides an invaluable starting-point for students of History focusing on the Low Countries, European Studies and Dutch studies.
New to this Edition:
- More detail on the EU, particularly current in light of Brexit and Euroscepticism
- More environmental and global history
- Coverage of the latest political developments
- More maps, to bridge the gap between the 15th century and the present day
- An updated bibliograph.