Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity
Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity
Northern Europe, 16th-19th Centuries
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Languages and Culture in History: A New Series Willem Frijhoff, Marie-Christine Kok Escalle, Karène Sanchez-Summerer I. Approaches of Multilingualism in the Past 1. Codes, routines and communication: Forms and Meaning of Linguistic Plurality in Western Societies in Former Times Willem Frijhoff 2. Capitalizing Multilingual Competence: Language Learning and Teaching in the Early Modern Period Pierre Swiggers II. Multilingualism in Early Modern Times: Three Examples 3. Plurilingualism in Augsburg and Nuremberg in Early Modern Times Konrad Schröder 4. Multilingualism in the Dutch Golden Age: An Exploration Willem Frijhoff 5. Literacy, Usage, and National Prestige: The Changing Fortunes of Gaelic in Ireland Joep Leerssen

Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity

Northern Europe, 16th-19th Centuries

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Before the modern nation-state became a stable, widespread phenomenon throughout northern Europe, multilingualism-the use of multiple languages in one geographical area-was common throughout the region. This book brings together historians and linguists, who apply their respective analytic tools to offer an interdisciplinary interpretation of the functions of multilingualism in identity-building in the period, and, from that, draw valuable lessons for understanding today's cosmopolitan societies.

Willem Frijhoff

Willem Frijhoff is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at VU University, Amsterdam, and is now G.Ph. Verhagen Professor of Cultural History at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. His scholarly work focuses on cultural, linguistic and religious identities in early modern France, the Netherlands and North America.

Marie-Christine Kok Escalle

Marie-Christine Kok Escalle has been Associate Professor of French Culture and Intercultural Communication at Utrecht University, and after her retirement she continued as Senior Researcher at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Utrecht University). Her scholarly interests include the cultural role the French language has played in the Netherlands, specially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the development of intercultural competence through foreign language learning and teaching in the past as well as nowadays.

Karène Sanchez-Summerer

Karène Sanchez Summerer is Professor of Middle Eastern studies at Groningen University. She is the PI of the VIDI research project CrossRoads. European cultural diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine: A connected history (1920–1950), The Netherlands National Research Agency (2017–22).