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Nationalism in Belgium : Shifting Identities, 1780-1995 - Kas Deprez

Nationalism in Belgium

Shifting Identities, 1780-1995

By: Kas Deprez (Editor), Louis Vos (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th September 1998
ISBN: 9780333657379
Number Of Pages: 281

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This is a book about shifting national identities in Belgium. It is an attempt to show how these identities emerged and evolved. It aims at explaining why the Belgian identity, which in 1830 was so strong that it could create a new nation-state, has become so weak that today it has to accept a mere overarching role above and in competition with the new national loyalties. More and more people wonder whether this country will survive.

List of Maps, Figures and Tablesp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Belgian Nation Building
Belgian Liberties and Loyalty to the House of Austriap. 23
The Two Belgian Revolutionsp. 33
Painting at the Service of the New Nation Statep. 42
National Imagery in 19th Century Flemish Literaturep. 51
The Symbolic Deficit. French Literature in Belgium and 19th Century National Sentimentp. 61
Henri Conscience and the French Revolutionp. 72
The Waning of Belgium
The Flemish National Questionp. 83
The Language of the Flemingsp. 96
The Catholic Church and the Flemish Movementp. 110
Sport and the Flemish Movement. Resistance and Accommodation 1868-1914p. 119
The Christian Workers' Movement as a Mass Foundation of the Flemish Movementp. 127
The Growth of the Walloon Movementp. 139
Four Definitions of Culture in Francophone Belgiump. 153
National Identities in a Federal State
Unequal Economic Development at the Origin of the Federalization Processp. 165
Belgium's Peculiar Way to Federalismp. 177
The National Consciousness of the Flemings and the Walloons. An Empirical Investigationp. 198
Nationalism in Present-Day Flandersp. 209
Present-Day Wallonia. The Search for an Identity without Nationalist Maniap. 219
A Brussels Identity? A Speculative Interpretationp. 229
Germans, German Belgians, German-Speaking Belgiansp. 240
Are the Immigrants the Last Belgians?p. 249
Bibliographyp. 258
Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780333657379
ISBN-10: 0333657373
Series: Shifting Identities, 1780-1995
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 7th September 1998
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 2