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


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.

Rick Honings is assistant professor of Dutch studies at Leiden University and a specialist in 19th-century Dutch literature Dr. Ton van Kalmthout, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, was recently co-editor of Beatrijs de wereld in. Vertalingen en bewerkingen van het Middelnederlandse verhaal (Gent: Academia Press, 2013). His fields of interest include the history of cultural transmission. Gijsbert Rutten is a senior researcher in historical sociolinguistics at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

Book Relié
Nbr Pages Arabes 304
Collection Languages & Culture in History
ISBN 13 978-90-8964-827-3
Type Nom