The Roots of Nationalism
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The Roots of Nationalism

By Lotte Jensen
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This collection brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to offer perspectives on national identity formation in various European contexts between 1600 and 1815. Contributors challenge the dichotomy between modernists and traditionalists in nationalism studies through an emphasis on continuity rather than ruptures in the shaping of European nations in the period, while also offering an overview of current debates in the field and case studies on a number of topics, including literature, historiography, and cartography.

Table of Contents
  • The Roots of Nationalism
    • Introduction
      • Lotte Jensen
  • Part one – The modernist paradigm contested
    • 1 Premodern Nations, National Identities, National Sentiments and National Solidarity
      • Azar Gat
    • 2 Vanishing Primordialism
      • Literature, History and the Public
        • Andrew Hadfield
    • 3 Revolutionary France and the Origins of Nationalism
      • An Old Problem Revisited
        • David A. Bell
  • Part two – The genealogy of national identity
    • 4 The Chronicler’s Background
      • Historical Discourse and National Identity in Early Modern Spain
        • Cesc Esteve
    • 5 Arngrímur Jónsson and the Mapping of Iceland
      • Kim P. Middel
    • 6 The Low Countries
      • Constitution, Nationhood and Character according to Hugo Grotius
        • Jan Waszink
    • 7 A Russia Born of War
      • Gregory Carleton
    • 8 Exiled Trojans or the Sons of Gomer
      • Wales’s Origins in the long Eighteenth Century
        • Adam Coward
  • Part three – Negative mirror imaging
    • 9 Defining the Nation, Defending the Nation
      • the Spanish Apologetic Discourse during the Twelve Years’ Truce (1609-1621)
        • Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez
    • 10 Negative Mirror Images in Anglo-Dutch Relations, 1650-1674
      • Gijs Rommelse
    • 11 Comparing Ruins
      • National Trauma in Dutch Travel Accounts of the Seventeenth Century
        • Alan Moss
  • Part four – Maps, language and canonisation
    • 12 The Roots of Modern Hungarian Nationalism
      • A Case Study and a Research Agenda
        • László Marácz
    • 13 Preserving the Past and Constructing a Canon
      • Defining National Taste and Tradition in an Eighteenth-Century Cabinet of Literary Curiosities
        • Lieke van Deinsen
    • 14 Emergent Nationalism in European Maps of the Eighteenth Century
      • Michael Wintle
  • Part five – Nation in the age of revolution
    • 15 ‘Qu’allons-nous devenir?’
      • Belgian National Identity in the Age of Revolution
        • Jane Judge
    • 16 Singing the Nation
      • Protest Songs and National Thought in the Netherlands during the Napoleonic Annexation (1810-1813)
        • Bart Verheijen
  • List of illustrations
    • Figure 5.1 Arngrímur Jónsson (1568-1648). From: Arngrimi Jonæ Opera Latina Conscripta, vol. 4, ed. Jakob Benediktsson (Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1957)
    • Figure 5.2 Title page of the original edition of Crymogæa (1609). Edition: Arngrimi Jonæ Opera Latina Conscripta, vol. 2, ed. Jakob Benediktsson (Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1951), 1
    • Figure 10.1 Portraying Cromwell as ‘the usurper’, Dutch artists created a sharp distinction between the English republic, which they labeled as ‘godless, treacherous and tyrannical’, and the Dutch republican tradition. Anonymous etching, 1653. Rijksmuseum
    • Figure 10.2 Cromwell as the ‘despicable tailed man’, 1652. His tail is covered with coins, presumably referring to English mercantilist envy. Assisted by a Frisian, an Irish and the royalist Prince Rupert of the Palatinate, a Hollander and a Zeelander are
    • Figure 10.3 English dogs barking to the Dutch lion while a Dutch sailor is about to clip off their tails with red-hot pliers. Cromwell uses a stick to wake the Dutch lion. Etching by Crispijn van de Passe, 1652. Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam).
    • Figure 11.1 Caspar Luyken, ‘Maagdenburg door Tilly veroverd terwijl weerloze burgers worden afgeslacht’ [Magdeburg conquered by Tilly, while defenceless inhabitants are butchered], in Johann Ludwig Gottfried, Historische kronyck …, vol. 1 (Leiden: Pieter
    • Figure 11.2 Romeyn de Hooghe, ‘Franse Tiranny gepleeght op de Hollandtse dorpen’ [French Tyranny in the Villages of Holland], in T. van Domselaer, Het ontroerde Nederlandt, door de wapenen des konings van Vrankryk. Part 1 (Amsterdam: M. Willemsz. 1674-76)
    • Figure 12.1 Front page of the 1685 version of the Golden Bible of Amsterdam printed and translated into Hungarian by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (1650-1702). The College Library of the Transtibiscan Church District and Library of Theology, Debrecen, http://b
    • Figure 13.1 Jan Goeree, The Panpoëticon Batavûm. Engraved title page, 1720. University Library Radboud University Nijmegen.
    • Figure 13.2 Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, De vergaderzaal van het genootschap ‘Kunst wordt door arbeid verkreegen’, painting, 1774. Museum De Lakenhal (Leiden).
    • Figure 14.1 Guillaume Delisle, Map of Europe (Paris, 1700).28
    • Figure 14.2 ‘Germaniae. L’Empire d’Allemagne’ (Amsterdam, J. Covens and C. Mortier, c. 1715).30
    • Figure 14.3 James Rennell, Map of Hindoostan, 1782, detail of the cartouche, illustrated at Goss, The Mapmaker’s Art (see note 26), plate 7.16 opposite p. 251.
    • Figure 14.4 ‘Le nouveau jeu de geographie des nations’, designed by Charles-Francois-Henry Desmartins, engraved by Pierre Brissart, published by A.H. Jaillot, 1675.37
    • Figure 14.5 John Spilsbury, map of ‘Europe Divided into its Kingdoms’ as a jigsaw, 1766-7. British Library, Maps 188.v.12. 41
    • Figure 14.6 Oval map embroidery sampler, English, late 18th century, showing map of Europe. © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. T.142-1938.
    • Figure 16.1 Anti-conscription song, spring 1811. Archives Nationales (AN), F/7/3489, Police des livres imprimés (1810-14), March 1811.
    • Figure 16.2 Orangist pamphlet, which circulated in March 1813, when many Orangist songs were sung to celebrate the birthday of the hereditary prince William Frederick. Archives Nationales (AN), F/7/3064, Rapports du directeur de la police en Hollande, Pau
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
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