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Leerssen, Joseph Th (Joseph Theodoor) 1955-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 338 publications in 5 languages and 6,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Recipient, Compiler
Classifications: DA925, 808.80358
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Publications about Joseph Th Leerssen
Publications by Joseph Th Leerssen
Most widely held works by Joseph Th Leerssen
Mere Irish & fíor-ghael : studies in the idea of Irish nationality, its development, and literary expression prior to the nineteenth century by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 libraries worldwide
National thought in Europe : a cultural history by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )
38 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 355 libraries worldwide
"Bringing together sources from many countries and many centuries, this study critically analyses the growth of national thought and of nationalism - from medieval ethnic prejudice to the Romantic belief in a nation's 'soul'." "The belief and ideology of the nation's cultural individuality emerged from a Europe-wide exchange of ideas, often articulated in literature and belles lettres. In the last two centuries, these ideas have transformed the map of Europe and the relations between people and government." "In tracing the modern European nation-state, cross-nationally and historically, as the outcome of a cultural self-invention, Leerssen also provides a surprising perspective on Europe's contemporary identity politics."--Jacket
Remembrance and imagination : patterns in the historical and literary representation of Ireland in the nineteenth century by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Historians and social values ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Imagology : the cultural construction and literary representation of national characters : a critical survey ( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
How do national stereotypes emerge? To which extent are they determined by historical or ideological circumstances, or else by cultural, literary or discursive conventions? This first inclusive critical compendium on national characterizations and national (cultural or ethnic) stereotypes contains 120 articles by 73 contributors. Its three parts offer [1] a number of in-depth survey articles on ethnic and national images in European literatures and cultures over many centuries; [2] an encyclopedic survey of the stereotypes and characterizations traditionally ascribed to various ethnicities and nationalities; and [3] a conspectus of relevant concepts in various cultural fields and scholarly disciplines. The volume as a whole, as well as each of the articles, has extensive bibliographies for further critical reading. Imagology is intended both for students and for senior scholars, facilitating not only a first acquaintance with the historical development, typology and poetics of national stereotypes, but also a deepening of our understanding and analytical perspective by interdisciplinary and comparative contextualization and extensive cross-referencing
Alterity, identity, image : selves and others in society and scholarship ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Editing the nation's memory : textual scholarship and nation-building in nineteenth-century Europe by Dirk van Hulle( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Europe's nation-states emerged from a complex of nineteenth-century developments in which cultural consciousness-raising played a formative role. The nineteenth-century reflection on Europe's national identities involved a re-inventory and revalorisation of the vernacular cultural past and, above all, the nation's literary heritage. Everywhere in Europe, foundational texts (including medieval epics and romances, ancient laws and chronicles) were retrieved from their obscure repositories. In new, printed editions, prepared according to the emerging academic standards of textual scholarship, the
Free access to the past : romanticism, cultural heritage and the nation ( Book )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
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. Antiquaries, philologists and historians produced a new past and rendered history a matter of public, national interest and collective identification. This international and interdisciplinary collection explores the romantic-historicist complexities at the root of the modern nation-state
Forging in the smithy : national identity and representation in Anglo-Irish literary history by IASAIL Conference( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Remous révolutionnaires : République batave, armée française ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Komparatistik in Grossbritannien, 1800-1950 by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 libraries worldwide
National identity : symbol and representation by Leerssen, Joseph Theodoor( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Britain in Europe ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Commemorating writers in nineteenth-century Europe : nation-building and centenary fever by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The many statues to writers dotted around the cities of Europe are the leftovers of a wave of commemorations which passed across the continent in the nineteenth century. Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europe is the first volume to study this phenomenon in depth, offering both detailed accounts of the cults of individual writers and a comparative perspective on the spread of centenary fever across Europe. The result is fascinating insights into the interaction between performance, cultural memory and identity, and into the role of literature as a platform for both the negotiation of conflict and the celebration of common values. The comparative approach reveals how national identities were established along comparable lines in different countries, and how they were entangled in complex ways with struggles for power and prestige at local, regional and transnational levels. Among the fifteen cases studied, the English reader will encounter familiar names like Scott, Burns, Goethe, Dante, Petrarch, Cervantes and Cames, but also less familiar ones, such as Petofi, Pre₍eren, and Vondel. This study offers a radically new perspective on the trans-European cult of literature in the nineteenth century and on its societal importance
Borders and territories ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Machiavelli : figure-reputation ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
De bronnen van het vaderland : taal, literatuur en de afbakening van Nederland, 1806-1890 by Joseph Th Leerssen( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Betoog over de kristallisatie van culturele en politieke grenzen tussen en rondom Vlaanderen en Nederland in de 19e eeuw aan de hand van letterkundige kwesties
France - Europe by M. van Montfrans( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 58 libraries worldwide
German reflections ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 56 libraries worldwide
 
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Joep Leerssen Dutch comparatist and cultural historian
Joep Leerssen Nederlands historicus
Joep Leerssen nederlandsk historikar
Joep Leerssen nederländsk historiker
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