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By Paul Arblaster

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

In the 1st complete historic survey of the Benelux zone to be written in English, Paul Arblaster describes the entire sweep of the heritage 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 new version, Arblaster:

■ contains the newest 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 for the reason that 1918

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

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