Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe
Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe
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Manual: How to use ERNiE " Thematic articles: Nationalities and cultural fields " Introduction and Survey articles " Individuals: Person articles and Index " Cross-references and article identifiers " Note on transliterations and proper names Introduction " (Meta)culture, cultural practitioners, and the cultivation of culture " Cultural and Romantic Nationalism: Metaculture into politics " A very long nineteenth century " The European focus " References Survey articles on cultural currents in Romantic Nationalism " BACKGROUND: Explanatory notes on concepts and terminology o Notes on European nationalisms o Culture, cultivation and Romantic Nationalism o Embodied communities: Sociability, festivals and funerals, conviviality o Conviviality and gender: The salon and their public sphere " 1.LANGUAGE: Linguistic reflection and language activism o The importance of language in Romanticism and nationalism " 2.TRADITIONS: Immaterial and traditional culture o Ethnography and ethnicity o Mythology o Oral literature and folk music o Manners and customs o Sports and pastimes " 3.SIGHT AND SOUND: Musical and visual culture o World Fairs and international exhibitions o Dress and design o Visual arts: History paintings, genre paintings and Academic Romanticism o Architecture o National-classical music " 4.TEXTS AND STORIES: Literary and historical culture o Antiquarianism and archeology o History-writing o After Ossian: Editing vernacular classics o The historical novel o Patriotic poetry and verse o Literary realism and the nation o Vernacular translations of the Bible and world classics o Reflecting on national identity: Cultural criticism and activist writing " 5.SOCIETY: Sociocultural mobilization o Collective memories, commemorative festivals o Choral societies o National drama and national theatres o Sports/athletics associations o National museums in Europe o Publishing, libraries, book clubs and reading societies o Education Illustrations Individuals " Aasen, Ivar " Abovian, Xa?atur " Afanas'ev, Aleksandr " Afzelius, Arvid August " A?lao?lu, hmet " Aguilò I Fuster, Marià " = (600 entries in total)= " Zambelios, I?ann?s " Zambelios, Spyrid?n " Zois, ˜iga " Zuloaga, Ignacio " Zunz, Leopold Name index

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"[Een] tour de force. ERNiE vormt een mijlpaal in de ontwikkeling van ons begrip van het nationale denken in Europa, en vooral de digitale versie zal een onmisbare Fundgrube blijken voor zowel leek als onderzoeker die zich met dit thema bezighoudt."
- Simon Halink, Us Wurk LXX (2021)

"ERNiE provides the chance to trace, extensively, the ‘cultural connections between national movements’ (16). In a sense, ERNiE's main achievement is not the huge range of lucid and authoritative entries and essays that would be expected from any good ‘encyclopedia’, but the way it shows the many connections between the figures, organisations, and ideas in play. There are many good books on individuale nations and nationalisms but very few on the vital international links between them. ERNiE therefore offers numerous leads for scholars to take on this task."
- Ian Stewart, Queen Mary, University of London, UK, Nations and Nationalism (2021)

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe is Tom Shippey's The Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year 2018!
"The most important and impressive work of collective scholarship for many years has to be the two-volume Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe, edited by Joep Leerssen (Amsterdam University Press). [...] The Encyclopedia accordingly presents a matrix of some thirty 'Cultural Currents' (including mythology, the historical novel, national drama), and some fifty 'Cultural Communities', German and Danish, Gaelic and Galego. Hundreds more entries deal with prominent individuals, all meticulously cross-referenced. It’s a work to dip into, for amusement, or learn to use, for scholarship. Transnational, multimedial, a shock on every page."

"This encyclopaedia constitutes a valuable research tool not only for anyone dealing with the specific phenomenon of romantic nationalism throughout the whole of Europe but also, generally, for anyone researching modern European history."
- The Historical Review/La Revue Historique (2018)

"This excellent encyclopedia is an extraordinarily rich source of information on the cultural background of nation-formation. Its sophisticated and effective system of cross-references allows it to go beyond earlier English-language surveys in mapping all European nations comprehensively, regardless of size or power, in both East and West. It is equally even-handed in analysing 'Romantic Nationalism', and the 19th-century national movements that were inspired by it, as motivated by an idealistic, Europe-wide cultivation effort for the improvement of national cultures (which I consider to form part of European values)."
- Miroslav Hroch, Prague

"Ambitious in its scope and as far as I can see, impeccable in its execution, the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe is a major addition to earlier historical encyclopaedias. It will become indispensable to scholars in all the disciplines concerned with either nationalism or romanticism.
- Peter Burke, Cambridge

"This vast encyclopedia is the essential resource for understanding the ethnocultural repertoires that sought to define, indeed to create, the nations of Europe. Leerssen, has drawn on a vast network of scholars to present the entire spectrum of cultural production-linguistic, literary, material, and performative-that nineteenth-century Europeans mobilized to express their transcendent sense of national identity. In a climate of renewed nationalist fervor, all those who hope to understand the deep roots of European identity and identities in these challenging times will profit from the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe.
- Patrick Geary, Princeton

Joep Leerssen (ed.)

Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe

This encyclopedia documents the presence and impact of nationalized cultural consciousness in European nationalism. It tracks how intellectuals, historians, philologists, novelists, poets, painters, folklorists, and composers, in an intensely collaborative transnational network, articulated the national identities and aspirations that would go on to determine European history and politics, with effects that are still felt today.

Edited by Joep Leerssen, in cooperation with almost 350 authors from dozens of countries, this encyclopedia gives a clear idea of the intricate (transnational and intermedial) networks and entanglements in which all aspects of Romantic Nationalism are connected.

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Joep Leerssen

Joep Leerssen holds the Chair of Modern European Literature at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of many authoritative studies on the relations between literature, historical consciousness and nationalism.