How Europeans think the nations? Some answers from the perspective of Cultural history and Imagology  Cover Image

Как европейците мислят нациите? Отговаря културната история и имагинистиката
How Europeans think the nations? Some answers from the perspective of Cultural history and Imagology

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: review; Joep Leerssen; Europe; national thought; cultural history

Summary/Abstract: (Joep Leerssen, National Thought in Europe. A Cultural History. 2 ed. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2008) National Thought in Europe by Joep Leerssen critically analyzes the growth of nationalism from its beginnings in medieval ethnic prejudice to the romantic era’s belief in a national soul. A fertile pan-European exchange of ideas, often rooted in literature, led to a notion of a nation’s cultural individuality that transformed the map of Europe. This revue presents the monograph focusing on the possibilities to apply some of the ideas of the author on Balkan and Bulgarian phenomena.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 123-128
  • Page Count: 5