Shatterzone of Empires Shatterzone of Empires

Shatterzone of Empires Shatterzone of Empires : Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, Acoexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands ND Ottoman Borderlands

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Shatterzone of Empires is a comprehensive analysis of interethnic relations, coexistence, and violence in Europe's eastern borderlands over the past two centuries. In this vast territory, extending 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 widespread, multicultural region at several levels-local, national, transnational, and empire-and through multiple approaches-social, cultural, political, and economic-this volume offers informed and dispassionate analyses of how the many populations of these borderlands managed to coexist in a previous era and how and why the areas eventually descended into violence. An understanding of this specific 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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  • Electronic book text | 544 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253006392
  • 9780253006394

About Visiting Raoul Wallenberg Professor Omer Bartov

Omer Bartov is the John B. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and Chair of the Department of 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 Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History and Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His books include A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation and Weimar Germany: Promise and more

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"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 Galicia--Alison Kleig Frank "author of Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia "show more

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