Visiting Lecturer at the University of Shanghai

I have been invited by the University of Shanghai to be visiting lecturer in November 2015. I will be teaching classes to the Chinese students of Dutch.

The History of Flanders

omslag geschiedenis van vlaanderen
End June 2015 a book version of The History of Flanders was published in Dutch.

It contains 36 chapters and tells the story of Flanders from the Roman era to the end of the 14th century when Flanders is no longer an independent state.

This book is written as if it were a novel. But it is no fiction. All events have happened exactly as told.

A must for whomever wants to really get to know the history of this region.

Click on the links below if you would like to buy the book.

ISBN 978 1 326 31910 6

printed version:

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Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

The ebook you can buy via Lulu is in PDF format only.
If you would like an epub or mobi version, please contact me.

444 blunders that (almost) changed history

omslag 444 blundersIn April 2015 my fifth has been published by Lannoo.

A bad working drug that becomes the world's most popular drink, a missed exit that causes World War One, a translation error due to which Moses was depicted with horns for centuries ...

How differently would the world be if we were all to blunder less? We will never know.
However, you clearly don't have to worry too much when you're once again committing a serious error. The 444 funny blunders in this book clearly demonstrate you are not the only one!

ISBN 978 94 014 2405 9

'666 lies...' has been translated!

My book '666 lies everybody believes' has been translated into Chinese and has been published on the Chinese book market in March 2015.

ISBN: 978-7-5153-2833-1

Chinese copies

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The history of Flanders

The history of Flanders consists of 36 chapters and runs from the Roman age to the end of the 14th century when Flanders ceases to be a independent state. Only in the 21st century will Flanders have a prospect of independence.

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Concise course of Basque

The Basque language or euskara is one of the oldest European languages. It is not only spoken in Spain but also in France. The Basque language has a large number of dialects. You can find them in every Basque province.

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DX hobby

Despite modern technologies such as DAB, DRM, internet, satellite, etc. listening to medium and short wave remains very exciting.

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About Herman Boel

Herman Boel is a full-time freelance translator and the author of five books.

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