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The Scheldt Question

To 1839, 1st Edition

By S. T. Bindoff


246 pages

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When originally published in 1945 this book was the first to give a detailed account, based largely upon original sources, of the ‘Scheldt Question’ from its medieval origins to the settlement of 1839 and to set it against an adequate background of political and economic history. The river Scheldt, the waterway giving access to the port of Antwerp which was so much in the news during the Allied liberation of Belgium and Holland was for centuries the subject of an international question in which all the leading states of Europe were at different times involved. The later part of the book is based on archival researches including the private papers of Lord Palmerston.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: Origins, 1200-1572 1. To the Close of the Fourteenth Century 2. The Fifteenth Century 3. The ‘Golden Age’ Part 2: The closure, 1572-1780 4. The Eighty Years’ War, 1572-1648 5. The Münster Regime, 1648-1780 Part 3: The Reopening, 1780-1839 6. The End of the Closure, 1780-1830 7. The Belgian Revolution and the Treaty of November 1831 8. The Theme of Lord Palmerston 9. The Convention of May 1833 and the Treaties of April 1839.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany