Prof. dr. W.P. (Wim) Blockmans (Emeritus)

  • Professor Emeritus of Medieval History

Fields of Interest

Medieval History, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Flanders, Holland and other territories in the Low Countries in the 13th to the 16th century. State formation in late medieval and early modern Europe.

Major Publications

Introduction to Medieval Europe, 300-1550, London/New York 2007, 372 pp.: Revised translation of: Eeuwen des Onderscheids. Geschiedenis van de Europese middeleeuwen, Amsterdam 2002 (in coll. with P. Hoppenbrouwers), 476 pp. (third print 2007)

The World of Emperor Charles V, eds. W. Blockmans and N. Mout, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, 2004, 364 pp.

A History of Power in Europe. Peoples, Markets, States, Antwerp, Brussels, New York, Frankfurt 1997, 1998 (also in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch, Preface by Jacques Santer, Epilogue by Marcelino Oreja Aguirre), 402 pp. [Published on the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome].

The Promised Lands. The Low Countries under Burgundian Rule, 1369-1530 (with W. Prevenier). Philadelphia 1999, 285 pp. Orig. Dutch In de Ban van Bourgondiƫ, Houten 1988, second, extended Dutch edition De Bourgondiƫrs, Amsterdam 1997, 288 pp., reprint 2000.

The Burgundian Netherlands (in coll. with W. Prevenier) Antwerp & Cambridge 1986 (orig. Dutch and French, Antwerp & Paris 1983, German: Weinheim 1987), 405 pp.

Showing Status. Representation of Social Positions in the Late Medieval Low Countries, eds. W. Blockmans & A. Janse, Turnhout: Brepols 1999, 2005 X+481 pp.

Origins of the Modern State in Europe, 13th to 18th Century, 7 vols., general eds. W. Blockmans & J.-Ph. Genet, Oxford: Clarendon Press 1995-99; in French at Presses Universitaires de France, Paris 1996-99, one vol. in Spanish at Fondo de Cultura Economica, Madrid, 1997.

Cities and the Rise of States in Europe, A.D. 1000-1800, eds. W.P. Blockmans & Ch. Tilly, Boulder: Westview, 1994, 290 pp.

De volksvertegenwoordiging in Vlaanderen (1384-1506) [Popular representation in Flanders], Brussels 1978, 671 pp.

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