Language, Literature and the Construction of a Dutch National Identity (1780-1830)
Language, Literature and the Construction of a Dutch National Identity (1780-1830)
€ 105,00
ISBN:
9789089648273
Release date:
31-01-2018
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Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
304
Editor:
Rick Honings, A.B.G.M. van Kalmthout, Gijsbert Rutten
Series:
Language, Literature and the Construction of a Dutch National Identity (1780-1830)
In exploring the birth of a Dutch identity between 1780 and 1830, this book integrates nationalism studies with literary and linguistic history by highlighting scholarly study of the Dutch language as a factor in the creation of the national identity. These early scholars promoted the Dutch language during a time of political upheaval, when citizens needed something to feel proud of. This book examines the impact individual agents had on a crucial stage in the Dutch nation-building process.