Choral Societies and Nationalism in Europe (National Cultivation of Culture #9) (Hardcover)

Choral Societies and Nationalism in Europe (National Cultivation of Culture #9) By Krisztina Lajosi (Volume Editor), Andreas Stynen (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Krisztina Lajosi (Volume Editor), Andreas Stynen (Volume Editor)
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This wide-ranging contribution to the study of nationalism and the social history of music examines the relationship between choral societies and national mobilization in the nineteenth century. From Norway to the Basque country and from Wales to Bulgaria, this pioneering study explores and compares the ways choral societies influenced and reflected the development of national awareness under differing political and social circumstances. By the second half of the nineteenth century, organized communal singing became a primary leisure activity that attracted all layers of society. Though strongly patriotic in tone, choral societies borrowed from each other and relied heavily on prominent German or French models. This volume is the first to address both the national and transnational significance of choral singing.

Contributors are: Carmen De Las Cuevas Hevia, Jan Dewilde, Tom's Kavka, Anne Jorunn Kydland, Krisztina Lajosi, Joep Leerssen, Sophie-Anne Leterrier, Jane Mallinson, Tatjana Markovic, Fiona M. Palmer, Karel Sima, Andreas Stynen, Dominique Vidaud, Ivanka Vlaeva, Jozef Vos, Gareth Williams, Hana Zimmerhaklov .

About the Author

Dr. Krisztine Lajosi is Senior Lecturer in Cultural History in the Department of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the history of European nationalism and particularly on the relations between nationalism and various media. She is the author of Staging the Nation: Opera and Nationalism in 19th-Century Hungary (Brill, 2018) and has published widely on the relationship of nationalism and music. Her current research explores aspects of nationalism in the digital age. Dr. Andreas Stynen is doctor assistant in the research unit 'Cultural history since 1750' at the University of Leuven. Though his PhD research was situated at the crossroads of urban and environmental history, in recent years he has focused mainly on the development of national movements (and their heritage) in Flanders and Europe. His bibliography also includes titles on commemorative practices, popular music and trans-Atlantic migration.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789004300842
ISBN-10: 9004300848
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: November 1st, 2018
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: National Cultivation of Culture