By Paul Arblaster

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are 3 really small international locations whose contribution to Europe's financial, non secular and inventive background has been colossal. Their histories can't be written in isolation from each other, or from their neighbours.

In the 1st complete ancient survey of the Benelux sector to be written in English, Paul Arblaster describes the total sweep of the background 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:

■ contains 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 quick dialogue of the increase of secularism in Western Europe and the way this has affected the Benelux region
■ outlines the international locations' contemporary fiscal successes and failures
■ features a new checklist of political events and governments seeing that 1918

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

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