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Regional and National Identities in Europe in the XIXth and XXth Centuries/Les Identites Regionales et Nationales en Europed aux XIX et XXe Siecles : European Forum - Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Regional and National Identities in Europe in the XIXth and XXth Centuries/Les Identites Regionales et Nationales en Europed aux XIX et XXe Siecles

European Forum

Hardcover Published: July 1998
ISBN: 9789041108753
Number Of Pages: 528

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In late 20th-century Europe, both national and regional loyalties have retained a surprising strength and topicality, despite the advance of supra-national integration. This volume addresses some specific aspects of this phenomenon that lay at the centre of the interdisciplinary work of the first European Forum of the European University Institute in Florence during the academic year 1993/94. It aims at contributing to a better understanding of the origins and the nature of territorially-based identities in Europe, and it also offers some analysis of current problems arising at various levels of the relationships between regional, national and international structures.The contributions to this volume refer to three major fields of historical and contemporary research: The study of the factors that constitute territorially-based imagined communities. Under what conditions can certain cultural characteristics shared by a given group (such as language, religious affiliation or cultural heritage) acquire social and political meaning in a process of creating territorial loyalties? And how do regional and national loyalties relate to other patterns of particularist group identities? In examining these questions, special attention is given to the concept of primordial identities and to the problem of ethnicity. The analysis of the mechanisms by which particular group interests (social, political, or cultural) are translated into narratives of regional or national identity. The loyalty to a community within a given territory is never merely a product of 'invention' and of arbitrary ideological indoctrination.

Introductionp. 1
Regional and National Orientations in Nineteenth-century Tourismp. 25
The Social Interpretation of Linguistic Demands in European National Movementsp. 67
Denomination and Ethnicity in Industrial Societiesp. 97
La Ville comme antidote ? ou a la rencontre du troisieme type (d'identite regionale)p. 125
Identity and Conflict in a Divided City-regionp. 165
Regions and Nationalism in the Danish Monarchyp. 191
The Socio-political Environment of Balkan Nationalism: the Case of Ottoman Macedonia 1856-1912p. 221
La Contribution de l'ecole primaire republicaine a l'identite francaisep. 255
Les Paradoxes des identities politiques en Belgiquep. 275
La Construction sociale des identities territoriales comme enjeu de lutte politiquep. 287
Le Role des productions culturelles dans la construction de l'identite et de l'alterite. L'exemple de la Catalognep. 313
The Shape of the Nation: Old Buildings and Social Narratives in the German Kaiserreichp. 343
Regions et fiontieres: l'espace frontalier de Bale du XVIIe au XXe sieclep. 379
National Symbols in France and Germany in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 411
La Construction culturelle d'une region, la Vendeep. 437
Nationalism, Nation-building and Language Policy in Quebec and Cataloniap. 465
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ISBN: 9789041108753
ISBN-10: 9041108750
Series: European Forum
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English , French
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: July 1998
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.88