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Blockmans, Wim 1945-

Works: 301 works in 940 publications in 8 languages and 10,753 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Church history  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree, dgs, Redactor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Thesis advisor, Opponent, Publishing director, Creator
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Most widely held works by Wim Blockmans
The Burgundian Netherlands by Walter Prevenier( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and French and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Cities and the rise of states in Europe, A.D. 1000 to 1800 by Wim Blockmans( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
"The rise of large, powerful states in Europe after A.D. 1000 transformed life across the Continent and eventually throughout the whole world. The new European states disposed of unprecedented stores of capital and vast military capacities. In recent decades, scholars have often drawn general models of state formation from the European experience after 1700, then applied them with only partial success to other parts of the world. Although such studies of modern Europe improved on early theories of modernization and development, they failed to accommodate the varied ways in which city-states, empires, federations, centralized states, and other forms of government evolved and the pivotal role that cities played in the multiple paths to state formation." "In a sweeping, original work detailing eight centuries of city-state relations, Charles Tilly, Wim P. Blockmans, and their contributors document differences in political trajectories from one part of Europe to another and provide authoritative surveys of urbanization in nine major regions; they also suggest many correctives to previous analyses of state formation. They show that the variable distribution of cities significantly and independently constrained state formation and that states grew differently according to the character of urban networks in a given region. Their systematic study shows that unilinear models of state transformation underestimate the contingency and variability of popular and elite compliance with state-building activities. The book's findings offer important implications for the nature of economy, sovereignty, warfare, state power, and social change throughout the world."--Jacket
A history of power in Europe : peoples, markets, states by Wim Blockmans( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 403 libraries worldwide
The promised lands : the Low Countries under Burgundian rule, 1369-1530 by Wim Blockmans( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 libraries worldwide
They were, in the words of one contemporary observer, "the Promised Lands." In all of Europe, only Northern Italy could rival the economic power and cultural wealth of the Low Countries in the later Middle Ages.In The Promised Lands, Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier trace the relations between the cultural and economic developments of the Low Countries and the political evolution of the region under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy. Combining political, diplomatic, administrative, economic, social, artistic, and cultural history, Blockmans and Prevenier have synthesized the most recent research on the subject—much of it their own—to produce the most accessible and authoritative book in English on the subject.This is an updated and revised translation of a classic work first published in 1988, now expanded and reoriented toward a broader international readership
Emperor Charles V, 1500-1558 by Wim Blockmans( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
"The world of the first half of the sixteenth century was exceptionally dynamic. Voyages of discovery made the world larger; science and technology were revolutionized; Christian thought underwent a powerful renewal; the population and economy of Europe grew. And in the midst of this constellation of change, one man - the Emperor Charles V - ruled a conglomeration of territory more extensive than that previously held by any ruler in European history." "What can one person, given an inordinate amount of power by quirk of fate, achieve? How much freedom did he in fact have? Did it help him reach his objectives? What unwanted results ensued from his actions? The relationship between the will of an individual and the power of structures in times of such mutability is at the core of Professor Blockman's enquiry. He brings to the task a range of languages - without which it is scarcely possible to do justice to Charles's widespread, linguistically diverse imperium - a keen awareness of the most recent findings of modern scholarship, and the fruits of a professional lifetime's reflection."--Jacket
The treasury of Petrus Alamire : music and art in Flemish court manuscripts 1500-1535 by Predikherenkerk (Leuven)( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Introduction to medieval Europe, 300-1550 by Wim Blockmans( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Clearly written in a lively style by two prominent authors in the field, this translation of a comprehensive textbook is an excellent survey history of the Middle Ages
Visions sur le développement des états européens : théories et historiographies de l'état moderne : actes du colloque ( Book )
26 editions published in 1993 in 5 languages and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Res. en francés, inglés y alemán
Showing status : representation of social positions in the late Middle Ages ( Book )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
The Roots of western civilization ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A history of war in Western Civilization from Greek and Roman times, through medieval Europe, to the mass armies and industrial warfare of modern times
Empowering interactions : political cultures and the emergence of the state in Europe, 1300-1900 by Wim Blockmans( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Includes the studies that treat many parts of Europe and deal with different phases in the period between the late middle ages and the nineteenth century. This collection provides a platform to reconsider the relationships between top-down and bottom-up processes in the history of the European state
Staging the Court of Burgundy : proceedings of the Conference "The splendour of Burgundy" by The splendour of Burgundy: Conference( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 172 libraries worldwide
"In the course of the fifteenth century, the reputation of the Burgundian court rose to an unprecedented level, catapulted forward by ever growing territorial ambitions and accumulation of wealth. This reached a climax during the reign of Charles the Bold (1433-1477), the living embodiment of the pomp and pageantry of the Burgundian court and a generous patron of the fine arts. Rather than focusing on a single domain, this volume aims to shed light on Burgundian court culture as an organic whole, between the start of the reign of Philip the Good (1419) and the death of Mary of Burgundy (1482). It is intended to provide a forum for new research from the fields of History, History of Art, Literature and Musicology."--Jacket
Handelingen van de Leden en van de Staten van Vlaanderen, 1467-1477. Excerpten uit de rekeningen van de Vlaamse steden, kasselrijen en vorstelijke ambtenaren by Wim Blockmans( Book )
31 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Beyond progress and development : macro-political and macro-societal change ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Geschichte der Macht in Europa : Völker - Staaten - Märkte by Wim Blockmans( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Eeuwen des onderscheids : een geschiedenis van middeleeuws Europa by Wim Blockmans( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Dutch and Chinese and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"Middeleeuwen en middeleeuws staan in het moderne spraakgebruik nog veelal gelijk met achterlijkheid en barbaarsheid, of juist met de hoofse cultuur van kastelen, minstrelen en koene ridders. Maar deze onuitroeibare clichés hebben slechts betrekking op een klein en door de verbeelding vertekend deel van een complexe periode. In de moderne geschiedbeoefening worden de duizend jaar tussen 500 en 1500 vooral gezien als een millennium van ingrijpende sociale, economische en culturele transformaties, die de Oude Wereld totaal hebben veranderd. Deze geheel herziene editie van 'Eeuwen des onderscheids' probeert de essentie van deze grote middeleeuwse transformatieprocessen te vangen en begrijpelijk te maken, aan de hand van thema?s zoals de groei van de steden, het ontstaan van naties en staten, de opkomst van een commerciële economie, de kruistochten, de gevolgen van de pestepidemieën, en het intellectuele en culturele leven in de Middeleeuwen ? een wereld waarin figuren van bijna mythische proporties hebben geleefd, zoals als Augustinus en Karel de Grote, Dante en Thomas van Aquino, Frederik Barbarossa en Jeanne d'Arc
Charles V, 1500-1558, and his time ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Keizer Karel V, 1500-1558 : de utopie van het keizerschap by Wim Blockmans( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in Spanish and Dutch and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Gedetailleerde beschrijving van het politieke systeem en de persoonlijke tekortkomingen van Karel V die meer gebied, rijkdom en macht bezat dan enig ander Europees heerser, maar die faalde in zijn streven naar eenheid en vrede
Introduction to medieval Europe 300-1500 by Wim Blockmans( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500 provides a comprehensive survey of this complex and varied formative period of European history, covering themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the impact of Christianization, the formation of nations and states, the emergence of an expansionist commercial economy, the growth of cities, the Crusades, the effects of plague, and the intellectual and cultural life of the Middle Ages. The book explores the driving forces behind the formation of medieval society and the directions in which it developed and changed. In doing this, the authors cover a wide geographic expanse, including Western interactions with the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World."--Provided by publisher
The Routledge handbook of maritime trade around Europe 1300-1600 by Wim Blockmans( Book )
12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
This Handbook explores the links between maritime trading networks around Europe, from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the North and Baltic Seas. Maritime trade routes connected diverse geographical and cultural spheres, contributing to a more integrated Europe in both cultural and material terms. This volume explores networks' economic functions alongside their intercultural exchanges contacts and practical arrangements in ports on the European coasts. The collection takes as its central question how shippers and merchants were able to connect regional and interregional trade circuits around and beyond Europe in the late medieval period. Divided into four parts, chapters in Part One look across broad themes such as ships and sailing routes, maritime law, financial linkages and linguistic exchanges. In the following parts, divided into the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and North Seas, contributors present case studies addressing themes including conflict resolution, relations between different types of main ports and their hinterland, the local institutional arrangements supporting maritime trade, and the advantages and challenges of locations around the continent. The volume concludes with a summary that points to the extraterritorial character of trading systems during this fascinating period of expansion. Drawing together an international team of contributors
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