Introduction: Scandinavianism and Nordism in a Europe of Pan-national Movements

Ruth Hemstad, Peter Stadius

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This introduction reviews the history of Nordic pan-nationalism, from Scandinavianism to Nordic cooperation, in the broader context of contemporaneous European pan-national movements in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It further engages with existing and recent scholarly discussions of pan-nationalism and its relation to nation-building and region-building, and outlines the “low political” and civil society dimension of pan-national movements. Moreover, it briefly presents the contributions and the main lines of investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Experiences in Pan-Nationalisms : A Reappraisal and Comparison, 1840–1940
EditorsRuth Hemstad, Peter Stadius
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date1 Jun 2023
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-44442-0, 978-1-032-44444-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-37220-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameNordic Studies in a Global Context

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Nordic pan-nationalism
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Nordic Studies

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