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Divided Loyalties States-Brabant As A Border Country

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This chapter contests the curious intermediate position, both in time and space, assigned to States-Brabant, a piece of territory fought over long and hard but at the same time apparently also left to largely fend for itself. According to historians in Brabant, to all intents and purposes, States- Brabant formed a mere Dutch colony ruled by foreigners. In fact, what the author argues is quite the opposite: due to the decentralized structure of the Dutch Republic in general and the peculiar nature of States-Brabant, this region was largely left to its own devices as if time had stood still since the Middle Ages. The fact that States-Brabant developed into a border area in the cause of the second half of the sixteenth century meant safeguarding it became of prime concern, altering the size and shape of its cities for defensive purposes.

Keywords: border country; Breda; divided loyalties; Raad van Brabant; States-Brabant



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