This chapter discusses identity formation in early modern Flanders. It argues that policy makers and their intellectual agents transformed the perception of a province that had been divided by urban rivalries, civil war and conflicts with the Burgundian and Habsburg overlords, into a bastion of the Catholic Counter Reformation with strong ties to the Spanish King and his representatives. It then assesses the role of the province as a ‘border region’ and suggests a future research agenda to understand further the role of Flanders and its political elite in the Habsburg Empire.
|Titel||Regional and Transnational History in Europe|
|Redacteuren||Steven G. Ellis, Iakovos Michailidis|
|Plaats van productie||Pisa|
|Uitgeverij||Pisa University Press|
|Pagina's||213 - 232|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||978-88-8492-807-8|
|Status||Published - 2011|