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Being Nassau : Nassau family histories and Dutch national discourse from 1541 to 1616

Geevers, Liesbeth LU (2011) In Dutch Crossing 35(1). p.4-19
Abstract
William I of Nassau, Prince of Orange, and his sons Maurice and Frederick Henry were seen in their own time as the protectors of the new Dutch nation. As such, they play a significant role in the formation of a Dutch national identity. This essay addresses the question in what measure this sentiment was returned: did the Nassaus feel Dutch? An analysis of dynastic arguments used in the Apology (1581) will be compared with two genealogies dated 1541 and 1616 respectively, to show that a Dutch framing of the Nassau dynasty occurred only in the Apology, while the other texts present the dynasty mainly as a German family, owing its good fortune to the German emperors.
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  abstract     = {William I of Nassau, Prince of Orange, and his sons Maurice and Frederick Henry were seen in their own time as the protectors of the new Dutch nation. As such, they play a significant role in the formation of a Dutch national identity. This essay addresses the question in what measure this sentiment was returned: did the Nassaus feel Dutch? An analysis of dynastic arguments used in the Apology (1581) will be compared with two genealogies dated 1541 and 1616 respectively, to show that a Dutch framing of the Nassau dynasty occurred only in the Apology, while the other texts present the dynasty mainly as a German family, owing its good fortune to the German emperors.},
  author       = {Geevers, Liesbeth},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {4--19},
  series       = {Dutch Crossing},
  title        = {Being Nassau : Nassau family histories and Dutch national discourse from 1541 to 1616},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/155909011X12930363744106},
  doi          = {10.1179/155909011X12930363744106},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2011},
}