Historism and Cultural Identity in the Rhine-Meuse Region
Tensions between Nationalism and Regionalism in the Nineteenth Century
Edited by Wolfgang Cortjaens, Jan De Maeyer, Tom Verschaffel
KADOC Artes 10
Based on the cultural insight that "historism"—understood as the projection of the past into the present by artistic means, or the "invention of tradition"—always occurs in close connection with the emergence of nation-states, this volume describes for the first time the cultural and denominational character and development of the Maas-Rhine region during the period between the French Revolution and World War I. Seventeen contributors shed light on the cultural identity of this Catholic-dominated core region of Europe.
Jan De Maeyer
Jan De Maeyer is Professor of Church History at the University of Leuven and director of KADOC, Documentation and Research Center for Religion, Culture and Society.
Regionalism and Modernity
Architecture in Western Europe 1914–1940
In this book, internationally-renowned researchers investigate the complex and shifting relation between regionalism and modernity in the architecture of Western Europe between the two World Wars.
The Economics of Providence
Management, Finances and Patrimony of Religious Orders and Congregations in Europe, 1773–ca. 1930
Understanding Sacred Places
Sacred places are not static entities but reveal a historical dynamic. This volume explores both the cultural developments that have shaped them and their varied multidimensional levels of significance.
The Maritain Factor
Taking Religion into Interward Modernism
By studying the reception and perception of the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain, this book argues that European modernist artists and intellectuals sought a primordial finality in Catholicism. The French poet, writer, and surrealist...
Sources of Regionalism in the Nineteenth Century
Architecture, Art, and Literature
KADOC Artes 9 Architectural concepts and styles seem to flourish on a variety of levels from the most local of contexts to the global. This book investigates regionalism, which is often conceived today as a late-nineteenth-century phenomenon because...
The Revival of Medieval Illumination
Nineteenth-Century Belgium Manuscripts and Illuminations from a European Perspective
KADOC Artes 8 The art of illumination, usually associated with the Middle Ages, experienced a spectacular revival in nineteenth-century Western Europe. This completely different context gave the illuminations another import. The output of the lay and...
Religion, Children's Literature, and Modernity in Western Europe 1750–2000
In this book some 25 scholars focus on the relationship between religion, children's literature and modernity in Western Europe since the Enlightenment (c. 1750). They examine various aspects of the phenomenon of children's literature, such as types...