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A short history of Belgium

by LГ©on van der Essen

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English


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Statementby Léon van der Essen
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. :
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24361736M

Although Belgium has only been an independent state since the s, it has a long and complex past. This history is essential for understanding the complexities of issues that led to a devolution of the unitary Belgian state into a federation of linguistically based regions. In addition to the elements that contributed to Belgium's particular political evolution, the history which is traced 4/5(1). The European Union as we know it started its journey over half a century ago. Visionary leaders came together to create economic and political stability to ensure long term peace in Europe. From then on, many others have followed in their footsteps, striving to build on this vision through successive treaties.

This short history has been compiled from the study of a number of works, including 's “Encyclopedia of World History", the Encyclopedia Britannica, 's “History of Europe", "Belgium" by Margot Lyon, “The Dutch” by Ann Hoffman. Chapter 1. The Low Countries until A.D Celts, Batavians, Frisians, Romans, Size: KB. Belgium - Belgium - History: This section surveys the history of the Belgian territories after For information concerning the period prior to that date, see Low Countries, history of. After the Burgundian regime in the Low Countries (–), the southern provinces (whose area roughly encompassed that of present-day Belgium and Luxembourg) as well as the northern provinces (whose.

History of Brussels Brussels has a turbulent history: get to know the history of the Belgian capital from its foundation to its role as the headquarters of the European Union. Historians have varied opinions on the exact date of the foundation of Brussels; therefore, the date remains uncertain. A Short History of Nearly Everything by American-British author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject. It was one of the bestselling popular science books of in the United Kingdom, selling over , : Bill Bryson.


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