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The Ugly Duchess (1525-30) - Quentin Matsys
[Oil on wood, 64 x 45,5 cm National Gallery, London]


Flanders is a region and community in Belgium, where Flemings live. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanders_%28disambiguation%29 [Mar 2006]

Flemish literature

Flemish Literature is literature from Flanders. The older Flemish writers are dealt with in the article on Dutch literature; after the separation of Belgium, however, from the Netherlands in 1830 there was a great revival of Flemish literature. The immediate result of the revolution was a reaction against everything associated with Dutch, and a disposition to regard the French language as the speech of liberty and independence. The provisional government of 1830 suppressed the official use of the Flemish language, which was relegated to the rank of a patois. For some years before 1830 Jan Frans Willems (1793-1846) had been advocating the claims of the Flemish language. He had done his best to allay the irritation between Holland and Belgium and to prevent a separation. As archivist of Antwerp he made use of his opportunities by writing a history of Flemish letters. After the revolution his Dutch sympathies had made it necessary for him to live in seclusion, but in 1835 he settled at Ghent, and devoted himself to the cultivation of Flemish. He edited old Flemish classics, Reinaert de Vos (1836), the rhyming Chronicles of Jan van Heelu and Jan le Clerc, etc., and gathered round him a band of Flemish enthusiasts, the chevalier Philipp Blommaert (1809-1871), Karel Lodewijk Ledeganck (1805-1847), Fr, Rens (1805-1874), F. A. Snellaert (1809-1872), Prudens van Duyse (1804-1859), and others. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_literature [Mar 2006]

Modern Flemish literature

Willem Elsschot - Johan Anthierens - Herman Brusselmans - Hugo Claus - Felix Timmermans - Paul van Ostaijen - Hubert Lampo - Louis Paul Boon - Jotie T'Hooft - Tom Lanoye - Stijn Streuvels - Johan Daisne - Ernest Claes - Gerard Walschap

The Peasant revolt in Flanders 1323-1328

The Peasant revolt in Flanders 1323-1328 was a popular revolt in late medieval Europe. Beginning as a series of scattered rural riots in late 1323, peasant insurrection escalated into a full-scale rebellion that dominated public affairs in Flanders for nearly five years until 1328.

The uprising in Flanders was caused by both excessive taxations leveed by Count Louis II of Nevers, and by his pro-French policies. The insurrection had urban leaders and rural factions which took over most of Flanders by 1325. The king of France directly intervened and the uprising was decisively put down at the Battle of Cassel in August of 1328. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasant_revolt_in_Flanders [Mar 2005]

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