Regions in the History of Central Europe
Publication Year: 1999
Published by: Purdue University Press
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Today's European Union (EU) can be described as a far-reaching project designed to transform the continent. Peace, coordination and cohesion are to supersede Europe's traditional characteristics of discord and division. Throughout history, however, efforts to integrate the continent have all ultimately capitulated to the...
PART ONE. THE IMPACT OF IMAGINATION HISTORY, TERRITORIALITY AND PERCEIVED AFFINITY
THE IMPACT OF IMAGINATION: HISTORY, TERRITORIALITY AND PERCEIVED AFFINITY
A territory is an area, large or small, a fragment of· the earth's surface, and the quest to control or possess it has always been a central characteristic of human behaviour. At the deepest level, land and some form of coinmand over an area of it have been...
THE ROOTS OF IDENTITY: TERRITORIALITY IN EARLY CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY
The idea of the nation-state has occupied a central position in the evolution of the European states. This is true of both the states fonned during nineteenth and twentieth centuries according to the principle of self-determination, and the territorial states whose nation-and state-building processes date further back into...
REGIONAL DEEP STRUCTURES IN THE GERMAN CULTURAL SPACE
Within the framework of the gradual realisation of a 'Europe of the Regions' as the third level in the European Union (EU), issues concerning ongoing or new regionalisation processes (as in Italy and Sweden), together with the establishment of federal structures (as in Belgium), are becoming increasingly important...
REGION, CULTURAL IDENTITY AND POLITICS IN THE LATE HABSBURG MONARCHY
In today's perspective the organisation of Central Europe into nations appears self-evident, even natural. However, the origins of these nations lie in the political construction of national communities in the nineteenth century, when the complex patterns of languages and cultural identities were interpreted discursively...
THE PRIMACY OF THE NATION AND REGIONAL IDENTITY
The period 1918-21 was one of dramatic transformation in Europe. The most profound change was the emancipation of nations from the old dynastic system: emerging from it, those nations could now form their own states in accordance with the principle of...
REGIONS IN CENTRAL EUROPE UNDER COMMUNISM: A PALIMPSEST
At the dissolution of the Soviet bloc, the problem, or task, facing the Central European states was seen as follows. They were to depart from the parenthesis that was the Soviet era, and from an anomalous societal condition, and return to Europe, which was...
VIADRINA TO THE ODER-NEISSE LINE: HISTORICAL EVOLUTION AND THE PROSPECTS OF REGIONAL COOPERATION
On 17 June 1991 the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) signed a friendship treaty with Poland. It emphasised the need for crossborder cooperation in an ever more integrated Europe, to promote closer relations between regions, cities and organisations on either...
Page Count: 240
Publication Year: 1999
OCLC Number: 794927794
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