Closing the Door on Globalization: Internationalism, Nationalism, Culture and Science in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Closing the Door on Globalization: Internationalism, Nationalism, Culture and Science in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

1st Edition

Edited by Cláudia Ninhos, Fernando Clara


186 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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This is a book about the tensions and entangled interactions between internationalism and nationalism, and about the effects both had on European scientific and cultural settings from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. From chemistry to philology the essays tackle different historical case studies exploring how the paths taken by science and culture during the period were affected by nationalism and internationalism.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Notes on Contributors

1. (Inter)Nationalism, science and culture: Disruptions and entanglements from the mid–nineteenth to the mid–twentieth century. An introduction

Fernando Clara and Cláudia Ninhos

2. The politics of interwar chemistry. Neutrality and nationalism in the rhetoric and actions of internationalist chemists

Jorrit Smit

3. "Mon Cher Ami": Curators, archaeological museums and the formation of an international knowledge transfer network

Jason R. Young

4. The nineteenth century Leipzig book industry and the pan–European trade of foreign–language editions before copyright law

Alberto Gabriele

5. Non–state engineers in the making of a stateless nation: Techno–nationalism in Catalonia (Spain), 1929–1939

Jaume Valentines–Álvarez

6. Conflicting influences in António Câmara’s making of the National Agronomic Station

João P. R. Joaquim

7. The nationalization of the Portuguese landscape: Landscape architecture, road engineering and the making of the Estado Novo dictatorship

Cláudia Ninhos and Luísa Sousa

8. Ethnography and the construction of Jewish identity

Olga Osadtschy

9. Relocating knowledge: From international science to national philology

Fernando Clara

About the Editors

Cláudia Ninhos is Researcher at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Fernando Clara is Professor of German Culture at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Studies in the History of Science Technology and Medicine aims to stimulate research in the field, concentrating on the twentieth century. It seeks to contribute to our understanding of science, technology and medicine as they are embedded in society, exploring the links between the subjects on the one hand, and the cultural, economic, political and institutional contexts of their genesis and development on the other. Within this framework, and while not favouring any particular methodological approach, the series welcomes studies which examine relations between science, technology, medicine and society in new ways, e.g. the social construction of technologies, large technical systems.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Military / General
SCIENCE / History