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The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe - Karl Cordell

The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe

By: Karl Cordell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th January 2000
ISBN: 9780333731710
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book deals with one of the most important and misconstrued aspects of politics in Central Europe, namely the politics of ethnicity. It attempts to elucidate the issues involved and, most importantly, to counter stereotypical images of the region and the nature of inter-ethnic relations in the countries under consideration. In particular, in order to clarify these themes, the main part of the book focuses upon the nature of identity and inter-ethnic relations in the Central European region of Silesia. Although Silesia is terra incognita to most of the English-speaking world, it is an area that for centuries has been contested by German, Polish, Czech, Prussian, and Austrian elites, often with scarcely a thought as to the wishes of the inhabitants themselves. The author and contributors hope that after having read this volume, the reader will be better informed of both the region in general and Silesia in particular.

Acknowlegementsp. ix
Prefatory Remarksp. x
Place-Namesp. xi
Notes on Contributorsp. xix
Chronology of Silesiap. xxi
Mapsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
Nationalism and the Nation-State in Central Europep. 6
Ethnic Conflict and Conciliation in Central Europe Todayp. 26
The Germans and Central Europe in the Pre-Modern Erap. 50
Silesia and the Dawning of the Modern Erap. 66
Upper Silesia 1918-45p. 92
Polish and Czech Silesia under Communist Rule: A Comparisonp. 131
The Articulation of Identity in Silesia since 1989p. 161
The Future of Silesiap. 188
Conclusionp. 204
Indexp. 208
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ISBN: 9780333731710
ISBN-10: 0333731719
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1