Competent and readable, this text surveys Belgium from a popular and from a historical point of view, providing a fine easy...

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF BELGIUM

Competent and readable, this text surveys Belgium from a popular and from a historical point of view, providing a fine easy introduction for anyone with interest in the country. Following the pattern of other books in the series, chapters deal respectively with general characteristics of the land and its people- the Flemish and the Walloons, the periods in its long history of rebellion against tyranny, the beginning of the modern era with the reign of Leopold and thumbnail sketches of the various large cities and their regions. Buttressed by the author's personal knowledge and by reference to cultural influences such as music and painting, this is fairly substantial.

Pub Date: April 24, 1957

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1957