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Emotions and Everyday Nationalism in Modern European History

1st Edition

Edited by Andreas Stynen, Maarten van Ginderachter, Xosé M. Núñez Seixas


256 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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This volume examines how ideas of the nation influenced ordinary people by focusing on their affective lives. Using a variety of sources, methods and cases, ranging from Spain during the age of Revolutions to post-WWII Poland, it demonstrates that emotions are integral to understanding the everyday pull of nationalism on ordinary people.

Table of Contents

Introduction: emotions and everyday nationalism in modern European history

Andreas Stynen, Maarten Van Ginderachter and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas

1. Feeling nationhood while telling lives: ego-documents, emotions and national character during the Age of Revolutions

Raúl Moreno-Almendral

2. So close and yet so far: degrees of emotional proximity in pauper letters to Dutch national power holders around 1800

Joris Oddens

3. ‘Lou tresor dóu Felibrige’: an Occitan dictionary and its emotional potential for readers

Martina Niedhammer

4. Learning to love: embodied practices of patriotism in the Belgian nineteenth-century classroom (and beyond)

Josephine Hoegaerts

5. Performing and remembering personal nationalism among workers in late Russian Poland

Wiktor Marzec

6. In search of the true Italy: emotional practices and the nation in Fiume 1919/1920

Thomas Blanck

7. Bringing out the dead: mass funerals, cult of death and the emotional dimension of nationhood in Romanian interwar fascism

Raul Cârstocea

8. Feeling the Fatherland: Finnish soldiers’ lyrical attachments to the nation during the Second World War

Ville Kivimäki

9. Emotional communities and the reconstruction of emotional bonds to alien territories: the nationalization of the Polish ‘Recovered Territories’ after 1945

José M. Faraldo

Conclusions: national(ized) emotions from below

Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, Maarten Van Ginderachter and Andreas Stynen

About the Editors

Xosé M. Núñez Seixas (University of Santiago de Compostela) is Professor of Modern European History.

Andreas Stynen (KU Leuven) is a postdoctoral assistant at the Research Group for Cultural History after 1750.

Maarten Van Ginderachter (Antwerp University) is a professor of history at the PoHis Center for Political History at Antwerp University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / France
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HISTORY / Europe / Scandinavia