Networks, Regions and Nations: Shaping Identities in the Low Countries, 1300-1650
Robert Stein, Judith Pollmann
BRILL, 2010 - History - 290 pages
Nationalism may be a modern phenomenon, but national identities are not. The medieval and early modern Low Countries are a case in point. In this myriad of political and clerical territories, identities proved dynamic. Princes and rebels, soldiers and poets, all played a part in the shaping of new imagined communities. The essays in this volume show how regional and interregional identities developed, old ones survived, and novel ones came into being. They offer a fascinating insight into the continuities and discontinuities in the formation of (national) identities in the Low Countries and its neighbouring countries and are an important contribution to the ongoing debates about national and other identities.
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Chapter One The Dynamics of National Identity in
Chapter Two An Urban Network in the Low Countries
Chapter Three The Imagined Community of Friesland in
Chapter Four The Functions of the Late Medieval Brabantine
Chapter Five Against Burgundy The Appeal of Germany
Chapter Six The Habsburg Theatre State Court City and
Chapter Seven War and Identity in the Habsburg Netherlands
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