Brussels has become the “capital” of Europe, serving as the headquarters for key regional and international agencies, including the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, UN organizations, multinational businesses, lobbying firms, governmental groups, and nongovernmental organizations. Its status as a diplomatic, political, and economic center assumes ever greater importance as the EU grows in depth and breadth.
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Brussels covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Brussels.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Historical Dictionaries of Cities, States, and Regions Series|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)|
About 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 a translator, a journalist, and a writer on topics in international affairs, politics, and history. His is the author also of A Brief History of the Netherlands (2008), A Brief History of Ireland (2009), and A Brief History of France (2010).
Table of Contents
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
A. The Nineteen Communes of the Brussels Capital Region
B. Population of the City of Brussels, ca. 1400–2012
C. Burgomasters of Brussels, 1830–Present
D. Minister-Presidents of the Brussels Capital Region
E. The Nine Nations
F. Division of Residents According to Language Used
About the Author