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Author Péporté, Pit

Title Constructing the Middle Ages : historiography, collective memory and nation-building in Luxembourg / by Pit Péporté
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xv, 336 pages) : illustrations
Series National cultivation of culture ; v. 3
National cultivation of culture ; v. 3.
Contents List of Illustrations and Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Historiography; 2. Collective Memory and Lieux de mémoire; 3. The Structure of this Book; I. Sigefroid: The Founding Father; 1. The First Count of Luxembourg; 2. The Forgotten: Conrad I; 3. Sigefroid the Builder of the Castle; 4. Sigefroid the Builder of the City; 5. Sigefroid as a Legendary Figure; 6. The Origin of the Nation; 7. The Millennium of Luxembourg in 1963; 8. Losing Importance; 9. Conclusion; II. Melusine: The Mythological Origins; 1. A Medieval Myth and its Purpose
2. The Emergence of the Legend in the Local Context3. Facets of a National Myth; 4. Conclusion; III. Ermesinde: The Connecting Link; 1 The Liberal Leader; 2. The Pious Princess; 3. Towards a National Trinity; 4. A Shared Memory; 5. The Forgotten: Limburg; 6. Conclusion; IV. John of Bohemia: Constructing a National Hero; 1. The Birth of the Hero; 2. The Rise of a Local Hero; 3. The Creation of a National Hero; 4. The Three-Fold Basis of the National Myth; V. John of Bohemia: The Vicissitudes of a National Hero; 1. Mort pour la France; 2. The Dynasty's Favourite
3. The Last Days of the Nationalist Icon?4. Alternative Memories; 5. The European Champion; 6. The Forgotten: Sigismund; 7. Conclusion; Conclusions; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 1. The Hollow Tooth, Montée de Clausen, Luxembourg. Photo by Pit Péporté; 2. Ernest Werling, 'Luxembourg au XI e siècle. Reconstruction'. Published in Jean-Pierre Biermann, Abrégé Historique de la Ville & Forteresse de Luxembourg (Luxembourg: Jos. Beffort, 1890); (Luxembourg: V. Buck, 1895)
4. Michel Engels, 'Die Lützelburg auf dem Bockfelsen 963-1543'. Photo by Christof Weber © Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg5. Pierre Blanc, 'Construction du château de Luxembourg au Bock par Sigefroid en 963'. © Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg; 6. Reconstruction of the castle of Luxembourg at the end of the tenth-century by John Zimmer. Published in John Zimmer, ed., Die Burgen des Luxemburger Landes. 2 vols. (Luxembourg: SSMN, 1996). © John Zimmer
Summary The Middle Ages provide important points of reference during the nation-building process in Luxembourg. This book deconstructs the traditional narrative of that period, with its function as a time of national origins and national heroes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Siegfried, of Luxembourg, approximately 922-998.
Melusine (Legendary character)
Ermesinde, Gräfin von Luxemburg, active 1226-1247.
Jan, Lucemburský, King of Bohemia, 1296-1346
Ermesinde, Gräfin von Luxemburg, active 1226-1247
Jan, Lucemburský, King of Bohemia, 1296-1346
Siegfried, of Luxembourg, approximately 922-998
Collective memory -- Luxembourg
Nationalism -- Luxembourg
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Collective memory.
Luxembourg -- Historiography
Luxembourg -- History -- To 1500
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004210660