Book version of the Encyclopedia now out

Joep Leerssen


The book version of the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe has appeared with Amsterdam University Press.

Its 2 volumes contain 1200 articles with an extensive introduction on Romantic Nationalism, and accompanied by ca. 150 illustrations and indexes. Innovative design captures the intricate cross-referencing structure from the hyperlnks on the web version, while the book fomat affords an instant overview and browsable, haptic access to the complete Europe-wide coverage of cultural currents and nodal personalities.

ERNiE-the-book is intended as a “paper portal” to be used alongside the digital online version, and as its offline, portable, analogue extension.

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