On 19 April 2016, from 17:00 to 18:30, SPUI25 in Amsterdam will host the book presentation of The Roots of Nationalism: National Identity Formation in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1815. This book, published by Amsterdam University Press, is a direct result of our 2015 conference on the formation of national identity in early modern Europe.The book discusses a wide variety of topics on identity formation and contains contributions from, among others, David Bell, Azar Gat, and David Hadfield.
During the book presentation, Joep Leerssen, Judith Pollmann and Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez, three renowned experts in the field, will debate several key questions of the book. How old is national thought? When did national identities emerge? Can we identify an early modern cultural continuity as a foundation for modern examples of nationalism? Is there a general pattern of identity formation in Europe or do have do differentiate between countries like Iceland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, France, Russia, and England?
For more information on the upcoming book presentation, please visit the website of SPUI25. Registration is free of charge.