Germania, Romanitas and Belgitude. Borders and Border Issues
(Joep Leerssen) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2013, № 21, PP. 38-43
The putative border between Germanic and Romanic Europe is, like any cultural generalisation, a nice jeu d'esprit. Add belgitude, a notion invented by Henri Pirenne as an interface between both. Happily most Europeans know what it is to live near a border and the best are those who know how to live with them.
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