A History of the Low Countries (Palgrave Essential by Paul Arblaster PDF

Political History

By Paul Arblaster

ISBN-10: 0230801838

ISBN-13: 9780230801837

ISBN-10: 1403948275

ISBN-13: 9781403948274

ISBN-10: 1403948283

ISBN-13: 9781403948281

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are 3 rather small international locations whose contribution to Europe's financial, religious and creative history has been titanic. Their histories can't be written in isolation from each other, or from their neighbours.

In the 1st complete ancient survey of the Benelux region to be written in English, Paul Arblaster describes the entire sweep of the historical past 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:

? accommodates the most recent scholarship and up to date occasions, bringing the tale correct as much as today
? presents clean assurance of immigration, multiculturalism, and the resurgence of nationalism within the Low Countries
? deals a short dialogue of the increase of secularism in Western Europe and the way this has affected the Benelux region
? outlines the nations' contemporary financial successes and failures
? encompasses a new checklist of political events and governments in view that 1918

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

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After all, where would the king be if his enemies were also praying to the God who granted victory? Once Eligius had brokered a settlement, apparently on Dagobert’s terms, Amandus enjoyed full royal support. With the king’s backing he not only preached to the pagans of the Low Countries, the Danube and the Pyrennees, but also tore down temples and idols to build churches and chapels where they had stood. Like many of these early missionaries, Amandus founded monasteries. He was involved in establishing more than a dozen in the Low Countries alone.

The nature of his quarrel with Dagobert is 28 FROM PAGANS TO CRUSADERS , 57 BC TO A D 1100 not clear, but it has been plausibly suggested that the king disapproved of Amandus’s preaching to peoples who did not recognize Frankish overlordship. After all, where would the king be if his enemies were also praying to the God who granted victory? Once Eligius had brokered a settlement, apparently on Dagobert’s terms, Amandus enjoyed full royal support. With the king’s backing he not only preached to the pagans of the Low Countries, the Danube and the Pyrennees, but also tore down temples and idols to build churches and chapels where they had stood.

Carausius was the second native of the Low Countries to bear the imperial title, and like Postumus before him he owed his rise to his success against Frankish and Saxon pillagers. He commanded the Roman fleet at Boulogne and developed the defences of the ‘Saxon Shore’ in south-eastern Britain and along the Continental coast from Boulogne to the mouth of the Rhine. In 293 Diocletian and Maximian withdrew recognition from Carausius and appointed two other co-caesars, Galerius and Constantius Chlorus.

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