The Resource "Inventing the Belgian revolution" : politics and political thought in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830), Stefaan Marteel

"Inventing the Belgian revolution" : politics and political thought in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830), Stefaan Marteel

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"Inventing the Belgian revolution" : politics and political thought in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830)
Title
"Inventing the Belgian revolution"
Title remainder
politics and political thought in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830)
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Stefaan Marteel
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eng
Summary
In Belgian national historiography the Belgian Revolution of 1830 is the subject that has been strongly appropriated for 'nationalist' purposes (either in support or against Belgian national identity). Furthermore it is also the subject over which different 'schools' in the study of history have come to fight over the most. In a similar way as the Revolution of 1789 does in French historiography, the Belgian Revolution invites the Belgian historian, even the most impartial one, to identify him or herself with it (or to reject it). The reason is that the very notion of a modern 'history of Belgium', no matter how far it is traced back in history, would not have been thinkable had the Belgian Revolution not occurred. Regardless whether a Belgian identity existed before 1830, a question which has been debated for some time, the existence of Belgium as a modern nation and the Belgian Revolution are wrapped up with each other. It could be argued, from this perspective, that every new study of the Belgian Revolution, to the extent that it has the ambition of being impartial, is a further exercise in detachment from the event. At the same time the political language of a revolution is always, to a larger extent than at any other moment in history, selfinventive, and with much more difficulty to place within either political, intellectual or social contexts (especially when it was 'successful'), and this is why it does not let itself be reconstructed in an objective way without a strong methodology that draws on the previous developments in the historiography of the event. This study reconstructs the advent of the Belgian Revolution within its intellectual context, within the history of political thought and political languages of the period (the 'Age of Revolutions'). In this introduction this approach will be followed in the light of the general development of the historiography on the subject and the recent theoretical developments in the history of politics and political thought
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Marteel, Stefaan
Date time place
Defence date: 2 February 2009
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2009.
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no index present
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
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  • Belgium
  • Belgium
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"Inventing the Belgian revolution" : politics and political thought in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830), Stefaan Marteel
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Examining Board: Prof. Martin van Gelderen (EUI, Florence) - supervisor; Prof. Els Witte (Free University of Brussels) - external supervisor; Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (EUI, Florence); Prof. Niek van Sas (University of Amsterdam)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-462)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb15435271
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 462 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038729338
Label
"Inventing the Belgian revolution" : politics and political thought in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830), Stefaan Marteel
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Prof. Martin van Gelderen (EUI, Florence) - supervisor; Prof. Els Witte (Free University of Brussels) - external supervisor; Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (EUI, Florence); Prof. Niek van Sas (University of Amsterdam)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-462)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb15435271
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 462 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038729338

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