2010, 1st Edition. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press. Near fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Item #336484
Physical description: xii, 237 pages: illustrations, map. Contents: Introduction: riverscapes and national identities -- The chosen people: The Hudson River School and the construction of American identity -- THe Victorian Thames: England's silver stream or Britain's "monster soup"? -- Impression of leisure on the Seine: national identity and forgetting in the French third republic -- "Our Russian essence": the Volga riverscape and cultural nationalism -- Shannon riverscapes: myth and modernity in the making of Ireland -- Naturalizing the nation: sacred riverscapes and the flow of history. Summary: Tricia Cusack explores the significance of painted riverscapes for the creation of national identities in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe and America. Focusing on five rivers--the Hudson, the Volga, the Seine, the Thames, and the Shannon--the author shows how just as ancient river mythologies served the ends of powerful religious and political groups, modern riverscapes incorporated dominant, often religious conceptions of the nation. --from publisher description. Subjects: Rivers in art. Rivers Social aspects. Nationalism. Water and civilization. Art and geography. Geography in art. Painting, European 19th century. Painting, European 20th century. Painting, American 19th century. Painting, American 20th century. Nationalism Europe History 19th century. Nationalism Europe History 20th century. Nationalism United States History 19th century. Nationalism United States History 20th century. Genre: Illustrated.