Cradle of northern Europe's later urban and industrial pre-eminence, medieval Flanders was a region of immense political and economic importance -- and already, as so often later, the battleground of foreign powers.
Yet this book is, remarkably, the first comprehensive modern history of the region.
Within the framework of a clear political narrative, it presents a vivid portrait of medieval Flemish life that will be essential reading for the medievalist -- and a boon for the many visitors to Bruges and Ghent eager for a better understanding of what they see.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/11/1992
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780582016781