The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Low Countries

Hugh Dunthorne and Michael Wintle (eds.)

Title:The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Low Countries
Place:Leiden; Boston
Series:National Cultivation of Culture, Nr. 5
Pages:xxi, 268
ISBN13:9789004233799 (hardback), 9789004241862 (e-book)


ix  Hugh Dunthorne, Michael Wintle, Preface
xvii  Bob Moore, Ken Haley: an appreciation
3  Michael Wintle, Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands and the historical imagination in the nineteenth century: an introduction
19  Niek van Sas, From Waterloo Field to Bruges-La-Morte. Historical imagination in the nineteenth century
45  Andrew Mycock, A very English affair? Defining the borders of empire in nineteenth-century British historiography
67  Marnix Beyen, Who is the nation and what does it do? The discursive construction of the nation in Belgian and Dutch national histories of the romantic period
87  Ellinoor Bergvelt, The colonies in Dutch national museums for art and history (1800-1885)
113  Joep Leerssen, 'Retro-fitting the past': literary historicism between the Golden Spurs and Waterloo
133  Joanne Parker, The Victorians, the dark ages and English national identity
151  Anna Vaninskaya, 'A true conception of history': 'Making the past part of the present' in late Victorian historical romances
171  Jenny Graham, Picturing patriotism: the image of the artist-hero and the Belgian nation state, 1830-1900
199  Tom Verschaffel and Saartje Vanden Borre, A few painters, a few heroes and many factory workers: in search of the historical culture of Belgian immigrants in Northern France, 1950-1914
219  Hugh Dunthorne, 'Retracing the history of our country': national history painting and engraving in Britain and the low countries in the nineteenth century