Ton Van Kalmthout

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

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Edité par Gijsbert Rutten
Edité par Ton Van Kalmthout
Edité par Rick Honings
Editeur Amsterdam University Press
Distributeur Association de Boccard

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. < ...