Views from Abroad. Foreign Historians on a Small State by the North Sea. With Reflections on Historical Writing in Belgium and Elsewhere.

On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of Belgium and its 25th anniversary of federalism, the editorial board of the BTNG/RBHC asked some reputed foreign historians to situate the history of Belgium in a wider historiographical context. The introduction to this special issue offers the opportunity to express some general comments and concerns about Belgian modern and contemporary historical writing.