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Title Free access to the past : romanticism, cultural heritage, and the nation / edited by Lotte Jensen, Joep Leerssen, and Marita Mathijsen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010

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Description xxii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series National cultivation of culture ; v. 2
National cultivation of culture ; v. 2
Contents Contents note continued: 8.Free Access to the History of Art: Art Reproduction and the Appropriation of the History of Art in Nineteenth-Century Culture / R. M. Verhoogt -- 9.Potgieter's 'Rijksmuseum' and the Public Presentation of Dutch History in the National Museum (1800-1844) / Ellinoor Bergvelt -- 10.Singing of Conquest? Opera, History, and the Ambiguities of European Imperialism / Peter Rietbergen -- 11.Nineteenth-Century National Opera and Representations of the Past in the Public Sphere / Krisztina Lajosi -- 12.'Reaping the Harvest of the Experiment?' The Government's Attempt to Train Enlightened Citizens through History Education in Revolutionary France (1789-1802) / Matthias Meirlaen -- Pt. 4 Past and Present -- 13.The Past as a Place: Challenging Private Ownership of History in the United States / Sharon Ann Holt -- 14.Impressed Images/Expressed Experiences: The Historical Imagination of Politics / Susan Legene
Machine generated contents note: Pt. 1 The Appropriation of the Past -- 1.The Melancholy of History: Disenchantment and the Possibility of Narrative after the French Revolution / Peter Fritzsche -- 2.The Emancipation of the Past, as due to the Revolutionary French Ideology of Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite / Marita Mathijsen -- 3.Modernising the Past: The Life of the Gauls under the French Republic / Anne-Marie Thiesse -- 4.From Bokendorf to Berlin: Private Careers, Public Sphere, and How the Past Changed in Jacob Grimm's Lifetime / Joep Leerssen -- Pt. 2 Monuments for the Past -- 5.Public Commemorations and Private Interests: The Politics of State Funerals in London and Paris, 1806-1810 / Eveline G. Bouwers -- 6.Inventing Literary Heritage: National Consciousness and Editorial Scholarship in Sweden, 1810-1830 / Paula Henrikson -- 7.Literature as Access to the Past: The Rise of Historical Genres in the Netherlands, 1800-1850 / Lotte Jensen -- Pt. 3 A Public for the Past --
Summary Throughout Europe, nostalgia and modernization embraced around 1800: the rise of historicism coincided with the emergence of the modern nation-state. Poetical, cultural changes intersected with political, institutional ones: a Romantic taste for medieval or tribal antiquity benefited from a modernization-driven transfer of cultural relics into the public sphere. This process involved the establishment of museums, libraries, archives and university institutes, as well as the dissemination of historical knowledge through text editions, philological studies, historical novels, plays, operas and paintings, monuments and restorations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Collective memory -- Europe.
Cultural property -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Historicism -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Historiography -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Nationalism -- Europe.
Romanticism -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Europe -- Cultural policy.
Europe -- Historiography.
Europe -- Politics and government.
Europe -- Social conditions.
Author Jensen, Lotte.
Leerssen, Joseph Th. (Joseph Theodoor), 1955-
Mathijsen, Marita.
Brill Academic Publishers.
LC no. 2009048079
ISBN 9789004180291 (hbk. : alk. paper)
OTHER TI European History and Culture