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Nationalism in Belgium shifting identities, 1780-1995

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Belgium

Subjects:

  • Nationalism -- Belgium -- History.,
  • Belgium -- Politics and government.,
  • Belgium -- Civilization -- 19th century.,
  • Belgium -- Civilization -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-275) and index.

Statementedited by Kas Deprez and Louis Vos.
ContributionsDeprez, Kas., Vos, Louis, 1945-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDH491 .N325 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 281 p. :
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL691537M
ISBN 100312212496, 0333657373
LC Control Number97038683

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