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Schleswig Holstein : Contested Region(s) Through History (Paperback)

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Schleswig and Holstein have been contested regions for more than thousand years, but contested between different peoples and groups, and for very different reasons. In modern times, they have been closely connected to the building up of national identity and the formation of the modern nation state. Since the division in 1920 of Schleswig into a northern, Danish part and a southern, German part, this region has also been an interesting example for international studies on whether it is possible to maintain regional cultural and economic cooperation across a modern state border, and on the rights and duties of linguistic minorities. "Schleswig Holstein - contested region(s) through history" aims at viewing the areas in their own right over a period of thousand years, and not simply as appendages to modern Danish and German nation-building. This does not imply that they are seen as isolated entities, still less that the regions around them and many strong and varied influences from outside are ignored. Rather, the book aims at investigating how Schleswig and Holstein have constantly been contested places, situated where different interests and forces have collided. (Series: Studies in History and Social Sciences) [Subject: History, Politics]
Number of Pages: 339
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Scandinavia, Europe / Germany
Series Title: Studies in History and Social Sciences
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: June 15, 2016
TCIN: 51451815
UPC: 9788776748708
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-1841
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