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Author Steen, Jasper van der, author.

Title Memory wars in the low countries, 1566-1700 / by Jasper van der Steen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (357 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Studies in medieval and Reformation Traditions ; volume 190
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions ; 190.
Contents A note on terminology -- Introduction -- Memory in the making : the first decades -- Two historical canons -- Dynastic identity and the revolt -- A contested past -- Stakeholders -- Memories after Westphalia -- Remediating the war -- Conclusion
Summary "The Revolt in the Netherlands erupted in 1566 and tore apart the Low Countries. In Memory Wars in the Low Countries, 1566-1700 Jasper van der Steen explains how public memories of the Revolt in the Habsburg Netherlands in the South and the Dutch Republic in the North diverged and became the objects of fierce contestation in domestic political struggles, on both sides of the border and throughout the seventeenth century. Against widespread assumptions about the supposed modernity of cultural memory Memory Wars argues that early modern public memory did not require the presence of state actors, nationalism and modern mass media in order to play a role of political importance in both North and South"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject War and society -- Benelux countries -- 17th century
Collective memory -- Benelux countries
Social change -- Benelux countries -- History
Regionalism -- Benelux countries -- History
Nationalism -- Benelux countries -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Collective memory.
Social change.
War and society.
SUBJECT Netherlands -- History -- Eighty Years' War, 1568-1648.
Belgium -- History -- 1555-1648.
Subject Belgium.
Benelux countries.
Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004300491