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Imperial Emotions: Cultural Responses to Myths of Empire in Fin-de-Siecle Spain

Javier Krauel


Imperial Emotions: Cultural Responses to Myths of Empire in Fin-de-Siècle Spain reconsiders debates about historical memory from the perspective of the theory of emotions. Its main claim is that the demise of the Spanish empire in 1898 spurred a number of contradictory emotional responses, ranging from mourning and melancholia to indignation, pride, and shame. It shows how intellectuals sought to reimagine a post-Empire Spain by drawing on myth and employing a predominantly emotional register, a contention that departs from current scholarly depictions of the fin-de-siècle crisis in Spain that ... More

Keywords: emotions, myths of empire, essay, conquest and colonization of America, Unamuno, Ganivet, Maeztu, Prat de la Riba, collective memory, Spanish nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319761
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Javier Krauel, author
University of Colorado Boulder