The Matica and Beyond: Cultural Associations and Nationalism in Europe (National Cultivation of Culture #21) (Hardcover)

The Matica and Beyond: Cultural Associations and Nationalism in Europe (National Cultivation of Culture #21) By Krisztina Lajosi (Volume Editor), Andreas Stynen (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Krisztina Lajosi (Volume Editor), Andreas Stynen (Volume Editor)
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Nineteenth-century national movements perceived the nation as a community defined by language, culture and history. Part of the infrastructure to spread this view of the nation were institutions publishing literary and scientific texts in the national language. Starting with the Matica srpska (Pest, 1826), a particular kind of society was established in several parts of the Habsburg Empire - inspiring each other, but with often major differences in activities, membership and financing. Outside of the Slavic world analogues institutions played a similar key role in the early stages of national revival in Europe. The Matica and Beyond is the first concerted attempt to comparatively investigate both the specificity and commonality of these cultural associations, bringing together cases from differing regional, political and social circumstances.

Contributors are: Daniel Baric, Benjamin Bossaert, Marijan Dovic, Liljana Gushevska, J rg Hackmann, Rois n Higgins, Alfonso Iglesias Amor n, Dagmar Kročanov , Joep Leerssen, Marion L ffler, Philippe Martel, Alexei Miller, Xos M. N ez Seixas, Iryna Orlevych, Magdal na Pokorn , Milos Řezn k, Jan Rock, Diliara M. Usmanova, and Zsuzsanna Varga.

About the Author

Dr. Krisztina Lajosi is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European Culture at the Department of European Studies of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Her research area is nationalism and transnationalism studies, focusing on the intersections between history, media and political thought. Dr. Andreas Stynen is postdoctoral assistant at KU Leuven, Research Group for Cultural History since 1750. Mainly studying the history of urbanism and national movements, he has also published on musical culture, transatlantic migration and practices of remembrance.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789004423749
ISBN-10: 9004423745
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: May 7th, 2020
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: National Cultivation of Culture