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The Resource Belgium : long united, long divided, Samuel Humes ; foreword by Wilfried Martens

Belgium : long united, long divided, Samuel Humes ; foreword by Wilfried Martens

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Belgium : long united, long divided
Title
Belgium
Title remainder
long united, long divided
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Humes ; foreword by Wilfried Martens
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Contributor
Author of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This concise history describes the traditions and transitions that over two thousand years have developed in Belgium in a sense of shared identity, common government, and a centralised nation-state - and then over a few recent decades paved the way for Flemish-Walloon schism that now threatens to break up Belgium. It responds to the question: Why does a government, unified for more than 600 years, no longer seem capable of holding together a linguistically divided country In tracing the evolution of Belgian governance, Humes describes why and how the dominance of French-speaking propertied elite eroded after having monopolised the land's governance for centuries. The extension of suffrage, combined with the rise of literacy and schooling enabled labour and Flemish movements to gather sufficient momentum to fracture the Belgian polity, splitting its parties and frustrating its politics. The presence of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has, in a tangential way, enable the Belgian separatists to discount the merit of a national government that is no longer needed to defend the country militarily and economically."--
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Provided by Publisher
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Humes, Samuel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Martens, Wilfried
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  • Belgium
  • Belgium
Label
Belgium : long united, long divided, Samuel Humes ; foreword by Wilfried Martens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The Romans Conquer, Name and Colonise Belgica: 57BCE-406CE -- The Franks Create a Linguistic Frontier: 406-861 -- Flanders and Lotharingia Develop Commerce, Cities and Civic Conflict: 861-1384 -- Burgundian Dukes Unite the Southern Low Countries: 1384-1477 -- Charles V Unites all the Low Countries: 1477-1555 -- The Beggars' Revolt against Spain Divides the Low Countries: 1555-1599 The Southern Low Countries -- The Spanish Hapsburgs Rule an Impoverished Land: 1599-1713 -- The Austrian Hapsburgs React to the Enlightenment: 1713-1794 -- Two revolts, French Occupation and Union with the Dutch: 1789-1830 -- A Francophone Elite Wins Belgium its Independence: 1830-1865 -- Labour and Flemish Movements Begin to Develop: 1865-1914 -- Two German Invasions and a Depression Speed Change: 1914-1945 Flanders and Wallonia -- The Francophone, Propertied and Dominant Elite Erodes: 1945-1968 -- Belgium Federalises: 1968-1993 -- Increasingly Isolated Flanders and Wallonia Collide: 1993-2003 Retrospect and Prospects: Keeping a Divided Land United
Control code
FIEb17747302
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781849041461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)898121588
Label
Belgium : long united, long divided, Samuel Humes ; foreword by Wilfried Martens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The Romans Conquer, Name and Colonise Belgica: 57BCE-406CE -- The Franks Create a Linguistic Frontier: 406-861 -- Flanders and Lotharingia Develop Commerce, Cities and Civic Conflict: 861-1384 -- Burgundian Dukes Unite the Southern Low Countries: 1384-1477 -- Charles V Unites all the Low Countries: 1477-1555 -- The Beggars' Revolt against Spain Divides the Low Countries: 1555-1599 The Southern Low Countries -- The Spanish Hapsburgs Rule an Impoverished Land: 1599-1713 -- The Austrian Hapsburgs React to the Enlightenment: 1713-1794 -- Two revolts, French Occupation and Union with the Dutch: 1789-1830 -- A Francophone Elite Wins Belgium its Independence: 1830-1865 -- Labour and Flemish Movements Begin to Develop: 1865-1914 -- Two German Invasions and a Depression Speed Change: 1914-1945 Flanders and Wallonia -- The Francophone, Propertied and Dominant Elite Erodes: 1945-1968 -- Belgium Federalises: 1968-1993 -- Increasingly Isolated Flanders and Wallonia Collide: 1993-2003 Retrospect and Prospects: Keeping a Divided Land United
Control code
FIEb17747302
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781849041461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)898121588

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