Gita Deneckere

Gita Deneckere
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of History

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The constitutional monarchy as an essential 'modern' state form of the restoration period was intended to restore order and stability in Europe. In this respect, there is more of a break than continuity between the constitutional model that William I introduced in 1814-1815 and the constitutional monarchy to which Leopold I, the first king of the B...
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Tweehonderd jaar na het ontstaan van het Verenigd Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in 1815 bepaalt de communautaire breuklijn in sterke mate de politieke actualiteit in België. Vanuit een achterafperspectief lijkt de mislukte staat van Willem I vooral voor de positie van het Nederlands in het in 1830 afgescheurde België een mislukte kans. In deze review...
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LA COOPÉRATIVE VOORUIT DE GAND À L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1913: Le phénomène de l’Exposition Universelle prit ses quartiers à Gand en 1913. A la veille de la Première Guerre Mondiale, cet événement témoignait d’une société à l’aube de la modernité. 1913 fut une année marquée par de nombreux changements. Non seulement des femmes et, des ouvriers...
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Toen de Wereldtentoonstelling in Gent op 26 april 1913 feestelijk de deuren opende, was amper vier dagen tevoren een algemene staking voor algemeen enkelvoudig stemrecht beëindigd die een half miljoen arbeiders het werk had doen stilleggen en ook massaal was opgevolgd in Gent. Met het oog op een tijdige opening van de tentoonstelling, hadden het st...
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This article pursues a dual agenda: it argues that transnational approaches can shed fresh light on Belgian history, and that Belgium provides a fitting test case for an enquiry into the nature and workings of transnational exchanges. This focus draws particular attention to the sites where activists and academics gathered, and to the organizations...
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The Art of Dissimulation: A Frivolous Nazi Prince and the Dutch MonarchyAnnejet van der Zijl’s biography Bernhard. Een verborgen geschiedenis [Bernhard: A Hidden History] deftly interweaves the family history of the ‘Zur Lippe-Biesterfelders’ with the social decline of the minor German aristocracy in the period of the German Empire, World War I and...
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The Art of Dissimulation: A Frivolous Nazi Prince and the Dutch Monarchy Annejet van der Zijl's biography Bernhard. Een verborgen geschiedenis [Bernhard: A Hidden History] deftly interweaves the family history of the 'Zur Lippe-Biesterfelders' with the social decline of the minor German aristocracy in the period of the German Empire, World War I an...
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The Art of Dissimulation: A Frivolous Nazi Prince and the Dutch Monarchy Annejet van der Zijl's biography Bernhard. Een verborgen geschiedenis [Bernhard: A Hidden History] deftly interweaves the family history of the 'Zur Lippe-Biesterfelders' with the social decline of the minor German aristocracy in the period of the German Empire, World War I an...
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In this paper, the medievalist and founder of the Ghent Seminar of Contemporary History Jan Dhondt (1915-1972) is seen through the eyes of his successors. Dhondt was a master figure who found a following through his original ideas about history and his charismatic personality. Seemingly non-conformistic, Dhondt was a patriarch, who appreciated hier...
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The White March in Belgium (October 1996) : a spectacular, but ephemeral mass movement. The paper presents an analysis of the origins and determinants of the spectacular mobilisation in the summer of 1996, together with a provisory balance of the effects of the White March on the functioning of the Belgian political system. The White March was exce...
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The paper presents an analysis of the: origins and determinants of the spectacular mobilisation in the summer of 1996, together with a provisory balance of the effects of the White March on the functioning of the Belgian political system. The White March was exceptional and unique. This position was due not only to the origins - the Dutroux affair,...
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In recent years, several authors have stated that emotions have come to play a more important role in political life, especially in political mass mobilisation. Ouring the 1990s, Belgium and other Western countries have indeed witnessed some spectacular examples of emotion-driven mobilisation. In this article, we argue that emotions are not an inno...
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The plundering of the Orangist nobility in Brussels on the 5th and 6th of April 1834 has never been elucidated in an adequate manner. Researchers mostly go along to a certain extent with the classical conspiracy theory that had the Orangists themselves purposefully pushing for plundering. In order to negate the conspiracy theory we first take into...
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This article illuminates the transforming impact of collective action in the light of the industrial jacquerie of 1886 in Belgium. This important episode of popular struggle fuelled a dialectical process of change which was marked by a fundamental shift in both social policy and in repertoires of collective action. In 1886 workers still drew on an...
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The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They dem...

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