Best studies of history of Netherlands' fight for independence

Jul 2007
1,678
Australia
Medieval Flanders by David M Nicholas
History of the Low Countries edited by J. C. H. Blom & E. Lamberts
 

Willempie

Ad Honorem
Jul 2015
5,395
Netherlands
One tip in general, usually books by the "locals" (in this case Dutch, Belgian and probably French) are often better (though you run a bias risk), in particular when translated to English as nobody translates history books that aren't worth the effort.
 

deaf tuner

Ad Honoris
Oct 2013
14,533
Europix
Also Pirenne has written on the subject.
Yes, old Pirenne can still be useful.

As You said You read French, (talking to jauchart, not You, Willempie !):


- "Histoire de Belgique. 1. Des origines au commencement du 14e siècle"

- "Northern towns and their commerce"

- "The place of the Netherlands in the economic history of medieval Europe"

- "Les villes flamandes avant le XIIème siècle"

- "Le rôle constitutionnel des Etats Généraux des Pays Bas en 1477 et en 1488"

- "L'origine des constitutions urbaines au Moyen-Age"

One tip in general, usually books by the "locals" (in this case Dutch, Belgian and probably French) are often better (though you run a bias risk), in particular when translated to English as nobody translates history books that aren't worth the effort.
A very good tip!

(Ok, that's the last one for a couple of months, cause we're agreeing way too much again!)