Language, Literature and the Construction of a Dutch National Identity (1780-1830)

Edited by Rick Honings, Ton van Kalmthout and Gijsbert Rutten

Language, Literature and the Construction of a Dutch National Identity (1780-1830)

Edited by Rick Honings, Ton van Kalmthout and Gijsbert Rutten

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

304 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $124.00 ISBN: 9789089648273 Will Publish February 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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.
 
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