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Imperial EmotionsCultural Responses to Myths of Empire in Fin-de-Siecle Spain$
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Javier Krauel

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319761

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319761.001.0001

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: Emotions, Empire, and the Tradition of the National Essay

: Emotions, Empire, and the Tradition of the National Essay

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(p.1) Introduction: Emotions, Empire, and the Tradition of the National Essay
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Imperial Emotions
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Javier Krauel

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319761.003.0001

The introduction clarifies the terms of the discussion about the emotional attachments to Spain’s imperial past present in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century national imaginaries. It argues that the Spanish Empire was an overdetermined cultural emblem with an ambivalent presence in the turn-of-the-century cultural scene, and it suggests that such emblem was the object of a number of contradictory emotions that have gone largely unnoticed. It also claims that the essay, because of its generic and rhetorical particularities, is a genre distinctly suited for understanding how empire became an object of national emotions (as opposed to national affects).

Keywords:   imperialism, nationalism, essay, emotions, Spanish Empire

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