The antiquarians of the nation : monuments and language in nineteenth-century Roussillon / by Francesca Zantedeschi.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
- National cultivation of culture ; v. 16.
National cultivation of culture ; volume 16
ix, 312 pages ; 25 cm.
- Roussillon (France : Province) -- Cultural policy.
Roussillon (France : Province) -- Antiquities.
Language policy -- France -- Roussillon (Province) -- History.
Archaeology and state -- France -- Roussillon (Province) -- History -- 19th century.
Historic preservation -- France -- Roussillon (Province) -- History -- 19th century.
Archaeology and state.
France -- Roussillon (Province)
- In the nineteenth century, the search for the artistic, architectural and written monuments promoted by the French State with the aim to build a unified nation transcending regional specificities, also fostered the development of local or regional identitary consciousness. In Roussillon, this distinctive consciousness relied on a basically cultural concept of nation epitomised mainly by the Catalan language - Roussillon being composed of Catalan counties annexed to France in 1659. In 'The Antiquarians of the Nation', Francesca Zantedeschi explores how the works of Roussillon's archaeologists and philologists, who retrieved and enhanced the Catalan specificities of the region, contributed to the early stages of a 'national' (Catalan) cultural revival, and galvanised the implicit debate between (French) national history and incipient regional studies.
Catalan Cultural Revival in Roussillon.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Zantedeschi, Francesca, author. Antiquarians of the nation
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