THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL SELF-IDENTIFICATION IN SCANDINAVIAN CULTURE AND LITERATURE

THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL SELF-IDENTIFICATION IN SCANDINAVIAN CULTURE AND LITERATURE

Journal

  • Journal title: Studia Litterarum
  • ISSN: 2500-4247 (print) 2541-8564 (online)
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Country of publisher: russian federation
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2018/May/06

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Languages and Literature, Literature
  • Publisher's keywords: Scandinavia, national self-identifcation, cultural monuments, literary monuments, peasant traditions
  • Language of fulltext: russian, French, english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    Alfred A. Matsevitch

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

FULL TEXT

To download PDF files Login to your Account.

ABSTRACT

The article examines the development of national self-identification in the three main countries of the Scandinavian region — Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. All the three countries have been interconnected for centuries, at least since the first millennium due to their geographical proximity and linguistic affinities, and this fact fostered their parallel historical, political, and cultural development in spite of their differences, contradictions, and conflicts, including military conflicts and territorial claims (as for example, Denmark’s failed attempt to dominate the Baltic region and to found a united Scandinavian state under Danish supremacy). The problem of self-identification in Scandinavian countries strongly manifested itself at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries characterized by intensive industrial growth, urbanization, and the increase of cosmopolitan, global tendencies threatening to destroy cultural traditions and welfare of these countries. As a result, there sprang a tendency to preserve and resurrect historical, cultural, and literary monuments, to turn to national history and especially to peasant traditions, customs, and national folklore as opposed to new urban values.

About Europub

EuroPub is a comprehensive, multipurpose database covering scholarly literature, with indexed records from active, authoritative journals, and indexes articles from journals all over the world. The result is an exhaustive database that assists research in every field. Easy access to a vast database at one place, reduces searching and data reviewing time considerably and helps authors in preparing new articles to a great extent. EuroPub aims at increasing the visibility of open access scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.