Beyond Belgium: encounters, exchanges and entanglements, 1900–1925

Laqua, Daniel, Verbruggen, Christophe and Deneckere, Gita (2012) Beyond Belgium: encounters, exchanges and entanglements, 1900–1925. Société pour le progrès des études philologiques et historiques, Brussels.

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Over the past decade, there has been a wealth of methodological reflection on the writing of transnational history and on particular approaches from Transfergeschichte to histoire croisée. This set of essays takes inspiration from the 'transnational turn'. In doing so, it sheds light on Belgium's role as a site for efforts and processes that cut across national boundaries. In chronological terms, the main focus is on the Belle Epoque - the pre-war years which were characterised by a rich variety of cultural exchanges and a plethora of movements for social reform. Yet, the contributions also looks beyond the Great War, thus tracing particular ruptures and continuities. As a whole, the authors explore the ways in which transnational encounters and strong nationalisms clashed and coexisted. The interplay between national and transnational processes is also the reason why, despite its transnational ambitions, the publication involves looking at one particular country. All authors consider national developments, but they follow the links that led 'beyond Belgium', acknowledging the role of international congresses, campaigns and currents.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This is a collection of ten essays, bringing together the work of twenty historians who have collaborated on co-authored texts. The texts appeared as a special issue of the Revue belge de philologie et d'histoire / Belgisch tijdschrift voor filologie en geschiedenis as well as in separate book form.
Subjects: V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 16:20
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:28

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