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Author Funder, Lærke Maria Andersen.

Title CLASSICAL HERITAGE AND EUROPEAN IDENTITIES : the imagined geographies of danish classicism
Published [Place of publication not identified] : ROUTLEDGE, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Critical Heritages of Europe Ser
Critical Heritages of Europe
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; 1 Classical heritage and European identities: Introducing the Danish case; 2 Classical antiquity in the Danish classroom: Oldtidskundskab as heritage; 3 The imagined geographies of collecting: Displaying classical antiquity in Danish museums; 4 Excavating a wonder of the ancient world: Danish classicism in the field; 5 Becoming European: The critical heritage of Danish classicism; Bibliography; Index
Summary Classical Heritage and European Identities examines how the heritages of classical antiquity have been used to construct European identities, and especially the concept of citizenship, in Denmark from the eighteenth century to the present day. It implements a critical historiographical perspective in line with recent work on the "reception" of classical antiquity that has stressed the dialectic relationship between past, present and future. Arguing that the continuous employment and appropriation of lassical heritages in the Danish context constitutes an interesting case of an imagined geography that is simultaneously based on both national and European identities, the book shows how Denmark's imagined geography is naturalized through very distinctive uses of classical heritages within the educational and heritage sectors. It does so by exploring three significant and interrelated arenas where the heritages of classical antiquity are used to shape Danes as European citizens. Together, these three cases emphasize different but interconnected ways in which classical heritages are being put to use in order to construct Denmark's own distinctive national identity within Europe. Finally, the book also sheds light on some of the challenges that face unified and homogenous conceptions of European heritage and identity, as well as the notion of the "classical" itself. Classical Heritage and European Identities is the first English-language monograph to situate the Danish case within the wider European context. As such, the book should be essential reading for researchers and students engaged in the study of heritage and museums, classics, education and modern European history
Notes Lµrke Maria Andersen Funder is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of History and Classical Studies, Aarhus University. Her research concentrates on the reception of antiquity, material culture and collections. Troels Myrup Kristensen is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University and leads CoHERE's WP5. He works on ancient pilgrimage, visual culture and cultural heritage. Vinnie N²rskov is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Director of the Museum of Ancient Art and Archaeology at Aarhus University. Her research focuses on the uses of the classical past, the reception of classical antiquity, and the history of classical scholarship
Subject Citizenship -- Denmark.
Citizenship -- Europe.
National characteristics, Danish -- History.
National characteristics, European -- History.
Denmark -- History -- To 1241.
Form Electronic book
Author Kristensen, Troels Myrup.
Nørskov, Vinnie.
ISBN 0429455178
0429847947 (electronic bk.)
9780429455179 (ebook)
9780429847929 (Mobipocket ebook)
9780429847936 (ePub ebook)
9780429847943 (electronic bk.)