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.

Click here for a brochure.

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ERNiE website now adding postage stamps

Joep Leerssen


Postage stamps are the ultimate form of “banal nationalism”. Spread in great variety and in huge numbers, they imprinted a national brand on all written communication throughout the 20th century. The European corpus of nationally-branded postage stamps is far too huge to admit full coverage within ERNiE, but a selection will be given under the rubric “CURRENCY”. That rubric used to contain only banknotes but now also accommodates postage stamps; the search bar allows users to choose between the two.
The metadata are hyperlinked and clickable, allowing users to explore the connections to different cultural media. As always, the “label” icon above the samples brings up a searchable/sortable checklist.

The interest of postage stamps for SPIN is threefold. [....]

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