Shatterzone of Empires

Shatterzone of Empires : Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Bo...

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From the Baltic to the Black Sea, four major empires with ethnically and religiously diverse populations encountered each other along often changing and contested borders. Examining this geographically vast, multicultural region through a variety of methodological lenses, this volume offers informed and dispassionate analyses of how the many populations of these borderlands managed to coexist in a previous era and why the areas eventually descended into violence. An understanding of this region will help readers grasp the preconditions of interethnic coexistence and the causes of ethnic violence and war in many of the world's other borderlands both past and more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 177.8 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 975.22g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2 b&w illustrations, 9 maps
  • 0253006317
  • 9780253006318
  • 2,018,839

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"Cutting-edge scholarship on important issues of borderlands and violence that many people--and the educated public as a whole--think about... A compendium of first-rate research and scholarship... truly impressive." Norman M. Naimark, author of Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in 20th-Century Europe "It is hard to imagine that anyone in the field of central/eastern Europe will not buy this book. It will also be interesting to anyone working on the First or Second World War, or the history of violence, genocide, Judeocide. It's a big book... that will have a big impact." Alison Kleig Frank, author of Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galiciashow more

About Eric D. Weitz

Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. His books include Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine and Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide, and Modern Identity.Eric D. Weitz is Dean of Humanities and the Arts and Professor of History at City College, City University of New York. His books include A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation and Weimar Germany: Promise and more

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Acknowledgements Introduction: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands - Omer Bartov and Eric D. WeitzI. Imagining the Borderlands; 1. The Traveler's View of Central Europe: Gradual Transitions and Degrees of Difference in European Borderlands - Larry Wolff; 2. Megalomania and Angst: The Nineteenth-Century Mythicization of Germany's Eastern Borderlands - Gregor Thum; 3. Between Empire and Nation-State: An Outline for a European Contemporary History of the Jews, 1750-1950 - Dan Diner; 4. Jews and Others in Vilna-Wino-Vilnius: Invisible Neighbors, 1831-1948 - Theodore R. WeeksII. Imperial Borderlands; 5. Our Laws, Our Taxes, and Our Administration: Citizenship in Imperial Austria - Gary B. Cohen; 6. Marking National Space on the Habsburg Austrian Borderlands, 1890-1918 - Pieter M. Judson; 7. Travel, Railroads, and Identity Formation in the Habsburg Empire - Fritjof Benjamin Schenk; 8. Germany in the Ottoman Borderlands: The Entwining of Imperial Aspirations, Revolution, and Ethnic Violence - Eric D. Weitz; 9. The Central State in the Borderlands: Ottoman Eastern Anatolia in the Late Nineteenth Century - Elke HartmannIII. Nationalizing the Borderlands; 10. Borderland Encounters in the Carpathian Mountains and Their Impact on Identity Formation - Patrice M. Dabrowski; 11. Mapping the Hungarian Borderlands - Robert Nemes; 12. A Strange Case of Antisemitism: Ivan Franko and the Jewish Issue - Yaroslav Hrytsak; 13. Nation-State, Ethnic Conflict, and Refugees in Lithuania, 1939-1940 - Tomas Balkelis; 14. The Young Turks and the Plans for the Ethnic Homogenization of Anatolia - Taner AkcamIV. Violence on the Borderlands; 15. Paving the Way for Ethnic Cleansing: Eastern Thrace during the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) and Their Aftermath - Eyal Ginio; 16. "Wiping out the Bulgur Race": Hatred, Duty and National Self-Fashioning in the Second Balkan War - Keith Brown; 17. Failed Identity and the Assyrian Genocide - David Gaunt; 18. Forms of Violence during the Russian Occupation of Ottoman Territory and in Northern Persia (Urmia and Astrabad), October 1914 - December 1917 - Peter Holquist; 19. A "Zone of Violence": The Anti-Jewish Pogroms in East Galicia in 1914-1915 and 1941 - Alexander V. Prusin; 20. Ethnicity and the Reporting of Mass Murder: Kravis'ki visti, the NKVD Murders of 1941, and the Vinnytsia Exhumation - John-Paul Himka; 21. Communal Genocide: Personal Accounts of the Destruction of Buczacz, Eastern Galicia, 1941-1944 - Omer BartovV. Ritual, Symbolism, and Identity; 22. Liquid Borderland, Inelastic Sea? Mapping the Eastern Adriatic - Pamela Ballinger; 23. National Modernism in Post-Revolutionary Society: The Ukrainian Renaissance and Jewish Revival, 1917-30 - Myroslav Shkandrij; 24. Carpathian Rus': Interethnic Coexistence without Violence - Paul Robert Magocsi; 25. The Explosion of Violence: The Pogrom of Summer 1941 - Kai Struve; 26. Caught in Between: Border Regions in Modern Europe - Philipp TherIndexshow more

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