Nationhood from Below: Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorMaarten Van Ginderachter, Marnix Beyen

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Nationalism was ubiquitous in nineteenth-century Europe. Yet, we know little about what the nation meant to ordinary people. In this book, both renowned historians and younger scholars try to answer this question. This book will appeal to specialists in the field but also offers helpful reading for any college and university course on nationalism.

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Nationalism was ubiquitous in nineteenth-century Europe. Yet, we know little about what the nation meant to ordinary people. In this book, both renowned historians and younger scholars try to answer this question. This book will appeal to specialists in the field but also offers helpful reading for any college and university course on ...

MAARTEN VAN GINDERACHTER Associate Professor at the Department of History of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. A Fulbright scholar, he has published widely on nations and nationalism. MARNIX BEYENAssociate Professor and head of the Research Group on Political History of the University on Antwerp, Belgium. He has published on the con...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.7 × 5.64 × 0.94 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
PART I: INTRODUCTORY SECTION
Introduction: Writing the Mass into a Mass Phenomenon; M.Beyen&M.Van Ginderachter
What Does it Mean to Say that Nationalism is 'Popular'?; J.Breuilly
PART II: HISTORIOGRAPHIC SURVEYS
An Inconvenient Nation. Nation Building and National Identity in Modern Spain. The Historiographical Debate;
F.Molina& M.Cabo
On the Uses and Abuses of Nationalism from Below. A Few Notes on Italy; I.Porciani
Differentiation or Indifference? Changing Perspectives on National Identification in the Austrian Half of the Habsburg Monarchy;
L.Cole
Nationhood from Below. Some Historiographic Notes on Great Britain, France and Germany in the Long Nineteenth Century;
M.Van Ginderachter
PART III: CASE STUDIES
'The Domestic Other':
The Nation and its Outsiders: the 'Gypsy Question' and Peasant Nationalism in Finland, c. 1863-1900; M.Tervonen
Which Political Nation? Soft Borders and Popular Nationhood in the Rhineland, 1800-1850; J.Brophy
'The External Other':
Between or Without Nations. Multiple Identifications Among Belgian Migrants in Lille, Northern France, 1850-1900;
S.Vanden Borre& T.Verschaffel
'From the Wound a Flower Grows'. A Re-Examination of French Patriotism in the Face of the Franco-Prussian War;
J.Chanet
'All the Butter in the Country Belongs to Us, Belgians'. Well-Being and Lower Class National Identification in Belgium during the First World War; A.Vrints
General Conclusion. Popular Nationhood: A Companion of European Modernities; M.Beyen& M.Van Ginderachter
Index