H-Low Countries strives to create an international community of scholars with diverse methodological approaches, archival experiences, teaching styles, and intellectual traditions. The primary purpose is to develop an international network for discussion and collaboration on issues and ideas relevant to the study of the Low Countries as a whole and to the different national histories in particular.

Call for Reviewers--and books!

H-Low Countries is actively recruiting reviewers for its book reviews program. Our current roster of reviewers is weighted somewhat heavily towards the history of the early modern period, New Netherland, and the Holocaust. There are some exciting recent titles that we would like to have reviewed, for example in postcolonial studies. If interested in becoming a reviewer, please see the original CFR for details: https://networks.h-net.org/node/7833/discussions/69501/call-reviewers

Additionally, if you are a publisher and would like to suggest a title for review, please contact us and we can try to match the book to a qualified reviewer. We have reviewers who can review books written in Dutch, German, and other languages. The inventory of books that are sent to H-Net for review and suitable for H-Low Countries is rather small at present and does not appear to contain Dutch presses.

Finally, if you have already contacted us to be a reviewer but have not yet received an assignment, please be patient. We are slowly but surely making assignments. If you wish to review and expand your listed areas of expertise, you may contact us directly.

Recent Discussions

REVIEW: Schröder on Barducci, _Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613 -1718: Transnational Reception in English Political Thought_

H-Low Countries crossposts reviews from other H-Net networks that may be germane to the interests of our members. The following review recently appeared on H-Albion.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Louis Sicking
Reviewer: 
Jason Harris

Harris on Sicking, 'Neptune and the Netherlands: State, Economy, and War at Sea in the Renaissance'

Louis Sicking. Neptune and the Netherlands: State, Economy, and War at Sea in the Renaissance. Leiden: Brill, 2004. xxii + 552 pp. $198.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-13850-6.

Reviewed by Jason Harris (Department of History, University College Cork, Ireland) Published on H-Low-Countries (November, 2006)

The Key to the Netherlands

Author: 
Antal SzÖ¡ntay
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on SzÖ¡ntay, 'Regionalpolitik im alten Europa: dieVerwaltungsreformen Josephs II. in Ungarn, in der Lombardei und in den Ö¶sterreichischen Niederlanden 1785-1790'

Antal SzÖ¡ntay. Regionalpolitik im alten Europa: dieVerwaltungsreformen Josephs II. in Ungarn, in der Lombardei und in den Ö¶sterreichischen Niederlanden 1785-1790. Budapest: AkadÖ©miai KiadÖ³, 2005. 490 pp. EUR 40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-05-8219-3.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge University) Published on H-Low-Countries (October, 2006)

Joseph II's Reformabsolutismus: Principled and Unprecedented?

Author: 
Andrea Pearson
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Pearson, 'Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350-1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance'

Andrea Pearson. Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350-1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. Illustrations + index. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-5154-3.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Low-Countries (October, 2006)

Startling Beginning for a Convincing Perspective

Author: 
Paul Arblaster
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on Arblaster, 'A History of the Low Countries'

Paul Arblaster. A History of the Low Countries. Palgrave Essential Histories Series New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. xiv + 298 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4039-4828-1; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-4827-4.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge University) Published on H-Low-Countries (October, 2006)

A Vision of the Golden Delta

Author: 
Benno Barnard et al
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on et al, 'How Can One Not Be Interested in Belgian History: War, Language and Consensus in Belgium Since 1830'

Benno Barnard et al. How Can One Not Be Interested in Belgian History: War, Language and Consensus in Belgium Since 1830. Gent: Academia Press, 2005. 152 pp. EUR 15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-382-0816-9.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge University) Published on H-Low-Countries (March, 2006)

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