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Of all European landscapes and regions, the Rhine is one of the most heavily overlaid with cultural and political meaning. Cradle of Romanticism, tourism, and the picturesque, bone of contention between the German and French spheres of cultural and geopolitical influence, the Rhine has attracted armies, artists, activists and tourists for centuries and has featured prominently the key writings of Europe’s literary and intellectual history from Byron to Lucien Febvre. This volume brings together eminent literary and cultural historians to present materials and analyses from various of the central nexus of European culture. The volume also contains a unique and comprehensive anthology of key texts (historical, poetical and polemical) related to the Rhineland and its contested position.

Contributors are: Reinhard Baumann, Manfred Beller, Hans-Werner Breunig, Giovanna Cermelli, Joep Leerssen, Elmar Scheuren, Helmut J. Schneider, and Waldemar Zacharasiewicz.
Amsterdam Studies on Cultural Identity
Imagology, the study of cross-national perceptions and images as expressed in literary discourse, has for many decades been one of the more challenging and promising branches of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.
Its focus lies in the attitudes, stereotypes and prejudices about our own and others' national characters; attitudes which govern our rhetoric, discursive representation, literary activity and - ultimately - international relations at large. To recognize "national characters" as textual (frequently literary) constructs necessitates a textual and historical analysis of their typology, their discursive expression and dissemination, by historians and literary scholars.
The series Studia Imagologica, which will accommodate scholarly monographs and collected volumes in English, French or German provides a forum for this literary-historical specialism.
Before their inclusion in Studia Imagologica volumes and monographs will be subjected to peer-review.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Masja Horn.
An Interdisciplinary Series in European Culture, History and Politics (Formerly: Yearbook of European Studies / Annuaire d'Etudes Européennes)
European Studies is an interdisciplinary series in European culture, history and politics, with a special focus on modern and contemporary phenomena.

European Studies is a peer-reviewed book series of which each volume is dedicated to a specific theme from a wide range of disciplinary and, particularly, interdisciplinary perspectives. Studies focusing on the history and workings of the EU, or the relationship between the EU and individual member states are welcomed, but this series also aims to provide a forum for European studies in a broader sense, examining the cultural, historical and ideological aspects of European phenomena and the story and idea of Europe. The Editorial board welcomes suggestions for future projects to be produced by guest editors. In particular, European Studies may provide a vehicle for the publication of thematically focused conference and colloquium proceedings. Editorial enquiries may be directed to the series editor Menno Spiering.

Formerly known as the Yearbook of European Studies / Annuaire d'Études Européennes (ISSN 0920-4792).

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.