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With forty-two extensively annotated maps, this atlas offers novel insights into the history and mechanics of how Central Europe’s languages have been made, unmade, and deployed for political action. The innovative combination of linguistics, history, and cartography makes a wealth of hard-to-reach knowledge readily available to both specialist and general readers. It combines information on languages, dialects, alphabets, religions, mass violence, or migrations over an extended period of time. The story first focuses on Central Europe’s dialect continua, the emergence of states, and the spread of writing technology from the tenth century onward. Most maps concentrate on the last two centuries. The main storyline opens with the emergence of the Western European concept of the nation, in accord with which the ethnolinguistic nation-states of Italy and Germany were founded. In the Central European view, a “proper” nation is none other than the speech community of a single language. The Atlas aspires to help users make the intellectual leap of perceiving languages as products of human history and part of culture. Like states, nations, universities, towns, associations, art, beauty, religions, injustice, or atheism—languages are artefacts invented and shaped by individuals and their groups.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Foreword
  2. Anngret Simms
  3. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Introduction: Languages and I
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  1. 1. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, Ninth Century
  2. pp. 4-9
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  1. 2. Central Europe's Writing Systems in the Ninth Century
  2. pp. 10-13
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  1. 3. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1050
  2. pp. 14-16
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  1. 4. Central Europe's Writing Systems, c 1050
  2. pp. 17-21
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  1. 5. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1570
  2. pp. 22-25
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  1. 6. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 1570
  2. pp. 26-30
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  1. 7. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1721
  2. pp. 31-34
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  1. 8. Central Europe's Writing Systems, 1721
  2. pp. 35-39
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  1. 9. Europa Media anno 1721: The Latin-Language Geography of Early Modern Central Europe
  2. Lav Šubarić
  3. pp. 40-42
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  1. 10. Official Languages in Central Europe, 1721
  2. pp. 43-49
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  1. 11. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe Before the Balkan Wars
  2. pp. 50-54
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  1. 12. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1910
  2. pp. 55-58
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  1. 13. Central Europe's Writing Systems, 1910
  2. pp. 59-63
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  1. 14. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 1910
  2. pp. 64-67
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  1. 15. Central Europe in 1910 as Seen Through the Lens of Ottoman Turkish
  2. Michael Talbot
  3. pp. 68-71
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  1. 16. tsentral-eyrope in 1910: Yiddish Geography
  2. Agata Reibach
  3. pp. 72-73
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  1. 17. Centra Europo en 1910: Geographic and Place Names in Esperanto
  2. Walter Żelazny
  3. pp. 74-81
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  1. 18. Short-lived Polities in Central Europe, 1908-1924
  2. pp. 82-85
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  1. 19. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During the Balkan Wars, World War One, and in the Aftermath
  2. pp. 86-89
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  1. 20. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, late 1918
  2. pp. 90-92
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  1. 21. Non-State Minority, Regional and Unrecognized Languages, and Written Dialects in Central Europe, Nineteenth Through Twenty-First Centuries
  2. pp. 93-99
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  1. 22. Linguistic Areas (Sprachbünde) in Central Europe, c 1930
  2. pp. 100-102
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  1. 23. Linguistic Areas (Sprachbünde) in Central Europe: An Alternative Classification, c 1930
  2. pp. 103-105
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  1. 24. Central Europe's Writing Systems, 1930
  2. pp. 106-108
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  1. 25. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 1931
  2. pp. 109-111
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  1. 26. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During the 1930s
  2. pp. 112-114
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  1. 27. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During World War Two, 1939-1940
  2. pp. 115-117
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  1. 28. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During World War Two, 1941-1944
  2. pp. 118-120
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  1. 29. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe \fter World War Two, 1945-1950
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. 30. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During the Cold War, 1951-1989
  2. pp. 125-127
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  1. 31. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 1974-1989
  2. pp. 128-131
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  1. 32. Moldavian and Central Europe: Еуропа Чентралэ ын анул 1980 (Europa centrală în anul 1980)
  2. pp. 132-136
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  1. 33. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 2009
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. 34. Central Europe's Writing Systems, 2009
  2. pp. 141-143
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  1. 35. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 2009 and the Past
  2. pp. 144-146
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  1. 36. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 2009
  2. pp. 147-150
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  1. 37. Management of Difference: Borders and Multiethnic Regions in Contemporary Central Europe
  2. pp. 151-154
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  1. 38. Management of Difference: Multiethnic Regions in Contemporary Central Europe
  2. pp. 155-158
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  1. 39. Central Europe's Universities with Other Media of Instruction than the State or National Language, 2009
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. 40. Roma Settlements in Central Europe, 2009
  2. Elena Marushiakova and Vesselin Popov
  3. pp. 165-169
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  1. 41. Mitelojropa w 2009: The Silesian Language and Central Europe
  2. pp. 170-172
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  1. 42. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, and in East and Southeast Asia, 2009
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 177-230
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. Back cover
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MARC Record
OCLC
1286070976
Pages
265
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-30
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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