Nation And/Or Homeland

Nation And/Or Homeland : Identity in 19th-Century Music and Literature Between Central and Mediterranean Europe

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How was national consciousness developed? The present book aims to investigate such matter trough a series of different case studies, in which the terms nation, homeland and people have been applied. This Romantic lexicon identifies similar conceptions of the national idea in some countries dominated by Italian, German and Slavic cultures, and in some groups or minorities such as the Jews and the Vlachs in Central and Mediterranean Europe. In order to clarify the cultural framework, the authors explore the construction of identity through folk tunes, poetry inspired by popular culture, and opera in which the national myths or heroes appear. In the self-making tradition, the national traits are sustained by the process of embodiment of any regional utterance, and also by the elimination of the 'other', especially the minorities. The symbols of the nation, as an achievement of the power that flourishes from the sense of belonging, are defined per differentiam.
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 258.55g
  • MI, Italy
  • English
  • 8857512436
  • 9788857512433
  • 1,785,357