Historical Dictionary of Brussels [NOOK Book]

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Brussels has become the 'capital' of Europe and its status as a political, economic, and diplomatic nerve center is set to assume ever greater importance as the European Union grows in depth and breadth and as the city continues to serve as the headquarters site for key regional and international agencies, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, United Nations organizations, multinational businesses, lobbying firms, governmental groups, and nongovernmental organizations. A sourcebook on the city, ...
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Historical Dictionary of Brussels

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Overview

Brussels has become the 'capital' of Europe and its status as a political, economic, and diplomatic nerve center is set to assume ever greater importance as the European Union grows in depth and breadth and as the city continues to serve as the headquarters site for key regional and international agencies, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, United Nations organizations, multinational businesses, lobbying firms, governmental groups, and nongovernmental organizations. A sourcebook on the city, therefore, is important for all those studying about, residing in, or traveling to Brussels, Belgium, Europe, and the North Atlantic region. Historical Dictionary of Brussels is the first comprehensive, English-language reference work that offers readers a concise review of the history of one of Europe's centrally important cities. The leading places, personalities, events, and institutions that have shaped civic life in the capital of Belgium since its earliest beginnings are covered in more than 600 dictionary entries. An introductory essay, chronology, and an extensive bibliography are also included. Students, academics, professionals in the public and private sectors, residents, and visitors will find this an essential reference.
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CHOICE
...a pleasure to read and a very useful reference source....Recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates and higher.
The Bulletin
Anyone who cares about the battered and abused capital city of Europe should acquire this volume. Written by the American journalist Paul F. State, this sober and scholarly book is the fruit of long hours spent in inhospitable wastes of city's archives....this is a quite magnificent book.
American Reference Books Annual
The author pays special attention to the role of the city as a center of rebellion against great kingdoms and empires, the significance of a bilingual capital along the geographic boundary between Romance and Germanic languages, and the role of the city as a center for international organizations. A bibliography of major works serves as an excellent starting point for more in-depth research. Other useful features include a list of acronyms, maps, tables of populations and political figures, and plates of important sites.
Reference and Research Book News
...the first English-langauge reference text to cover the places, people, events, and institutions of Brussels...a handy resource for students, academics, professionals in the public and private sectors, residents, and visitors. In addition to the dictionary itself, the text contains a chronology of significant events; an introductory essay on the city and its people; appendices on population, linguistic, and other statistical data; and an extensive bibliography.
Choice
...a pleasure to read and a very useful reference source....Recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates and higher.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
The author pays special attention to the role of the city as a center of rebellion against great kingdoms and empires, the significance of a bilingual capital along the geographic boundary between Romance and Germanic languages, and the role of the city as a center for international organizations. A bibliography of major works serves as an excellent starting point for more in-depth research. Other useful features include a list of acronyms, maps, tables of populations and political figures, and plates of important sites.
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Meet the Author

Paul F. State has lived and worked in Brussels and maintains close ties with the city. He is an editor in European history and a translator, and he has worked as a journalist and as a writer on topics in international affairs, politics, and history, having had articles appear in many major publications, including the New York Times Syndicate and Newsday. He is the recipient of a bachelor's degree in modern European history from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master's degree in international relations and modern European history from the school of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, and a master's degree in international public administration from the American University.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Acknowledgments
Chapter 4 Reader's Note
Chapter 5 List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chapter 6 Maps
Chapter 7 Chronology
Chapter 8 Introduction
Chapter 9 THE DICTIONARY
Chapter 10 Appendixes
Chapter 11 A. The Nineteen Communes of the Brussels Capital Region
Chapter 12 B. Population of the City of Brussels, ca. 1400-2000
Chapter 13 C. Burgomasters of Brussels, 1830-Present
Chapter 14 D. Minister-Presidents of the Brussels Capital Region
Chapter 15 E. The Nine Nations
Chapter 16 F. Division of Residents According to Language Used
Chapter 17 G. Government of the Brussels Capital Region
Chapter 18 Bibliography
Chapter 19 About the Author
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