Best studies of history of Netherlands' fight for independence

Willempie

Ad Honorem
Jul 2015
4,589
Netherlands
#14
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.
 
Oct 2013
13,177
Europix
#15
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!)
 

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