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Regionalism and Modern Europe

Identity Construction and Movements from 1890 to the Present Day



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Providing a valuable overview of regionalism throughout the entire continent, Regionalism in Modern Europe combines both geographical and thematic approaches to examine the origins and development of regional movements and identities in Europe from 1890 to the present. A wide range of internationally renowned scholars from the USA, the UK and mainland Europe are brought together here in one volume to examine the historical roots of the current regional movements, and to explain why some of them - Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders, among others - evolve into nationalist movements and even strive for independence, while others - Brittany, Bavaria - do not. They look at how regional identities - through regional folklore, language, crafts, dishes, beverages and tourist attractions - were constructed during the 20th century and explore the relationship between national and subnational identities, as well as regional and local identities. The book also includes 7 images, 7 maps and useful end-of-chapter further reading lists. This is a crucial text for anyone keen to know more about the history of the topical - and at times controversial - subject of regionalism in modern Europe.

Author Biography

Xose M. Nunez Seixas is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He has published widely on the comparative history of nationalist movements and national and regional identities. He has co-edited, along with Javier Moreno, Metaphors of Spain: Representations of Spanish National Identity in the Twentieth Century (2017). Eric Storm is Senior Lecturer in European History at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is the author of The Culture of Regionalism: Art, Architecture and International Exhibitions in France, Germany and Spain, 1890-1939 (2010). He is also the co-editor, along with Joost Augusteijn, of Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Nation-Building, Regional Identities and Separatism (2012).
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December 13th, 2018
Edited by Eric Storm Edited by Xose M. Nunez Seixas
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United Kingdom
7 Maps
Bloomsbury Academic
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