Die roman maak geskiedenis: Jozef Simons se Eer Vlaanderen vergaat

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  • SDG 17
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    English: Nineteenth-century Romanticism gave birth to both the historical novel and the modern science of history. History and the historical novel continue to be considered incompatible in the most recent articles and theme issues on the subject. From the 1980s onwards, that which characterises the historical novel — recognition for the everyday and the marginal — sparked the interest of historians and historiographers in a history of mentalities and of society, or people’s history. This article focusses on the shared interests of history and the historical novel, using Jozef Simons’s 1927 novel, Eer Vlaanderen vergaat, reprinted in 1999, as its principal textual reference.