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Title Inventing Luxembourg : representations of the past, space and language from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century / by Pit Péporté [and others].
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

Series National cultivation of culture ; v. 1
National cultivation of culture.
Subject Nationalism -- Luxembourg.
Luxembourgish language.
Language policy -- Luxembourg.
Sociolinguistics -- Luxembourg.
Luxembourg -- Historiography.
Luxembourg -- Boundaries.
Luxembourg -- Languages.
Alt Name Péporté, Pit.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 383 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-375) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Narrating the past -- Introduction. Making sense, producing meaning : time, memory and historical narratives -- Ch. 1. The master narrative of Luxembourg's history -- Ch. 2. The dissemination, reception and public use of the national master narrative -- Ch. 3. Different narratives? -- pt. 2. Drawing the boundaries -- Introduction. From border patrol to border patrol stations? -- Ch. 4. The 'centripetal' discursive strategy : nationalising the territory -- Ch. 5. The 'centrifugal' discursive strategy : de/renationalising the territory -- pt. 3. Constructing the language -- Ch. 6. 'Our German' (1820-1918) -- Ch. 7. Making Luxembourgish a language.
Summary The grand duchy of Luxembourg is a showcase example for the constructed nature of national identities. This book explores this construction process from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on representations of the past, space and language.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004188815 (electronic bk.)
9004188819 (electronic bk.)
9789004181762 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004181768 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612786662
OCLC # 668214633
Additional Format Print version: Inventing Luxembourg. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004181762 (DLC) 2009048080 (OCoLC)467360786

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