Monuments to Settlers of the North. A Means to Strengthen National Identity

Gottskálksdóttir, Júlíana (2011). « Monuments to Settlers of the North. A Means to Strengthen National Identity », dans Iceland and Images of the North, sous la dir. de Isleifsson, Sumarlidi R. et Chartier, Daniel. Québec, Presses de l'Université du Québec, coll. «Droit au pôle », pp. 205-227.

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In this article two topics will be discussed: a) Icelanders’ proposal to erect a memorial to the country’s first settler, Ingólfur Arnarson, and the ensuing public debate and b) the background to the memorial to Thorfinnur Karlsefni, who is said to have settled in the New World shortly after 1000 AD, and the debate that took place in North America. The principal research questions concern the role of intellectuals in the 19th and 20th centuries in raising public support for the idea of erecting the memorials to the settlers, and what arguments were adduced to promote nationalistic sentiments among the public for that purpose.

Type: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Monument commémoratif, Iceland, Islande, Colonisation, Colonization, Ingólfur Arnarson, Thorfinnur Karlsefni, Amérique, America, Découverte, Discovery, Nationalisme, Nationalism, Imaginaire du Nord, Imagined North, Viking
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des arts > Chaire de recherche sur l’imaginaire du Nord, de l’hiver et de l’Arctique
Déposé par: Daniel Chartier
Date de dépôt: 29 sept. 2017 07:14
Dernière modification: 29 sept. 2017 07:14
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/10438

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