Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Nation-Building, Regional Identities and Separatism

Hardcover | November 27, 2012

EditorJoost Augusteijn, Eric Storm

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In reaction to the centralizing nation-building efforts of states in nineteenth-century Europe, many regions began to define their own identity. In thirteen stimulating essays, specialists analyze why regional identities became widely celebrated towards the end of that century and why some considered themselves part of the new national self-image.

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In reaction to the centralizing nation-building efforts of states in nineteenth-century Europe, many regions began to define their own identity. In thirteen stimulating essays, specialists analyze why regional identities became widely celebrated towards the end of that century and why some considered themselves part of the new national...

JOOST AUGUSTEIJN lectures at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He has previously held posts at Trinity College, Dublin and Queens University Belfast. He is author of From Public Defiance to Guerrilla Warfare. The Experience of Ordinary Volunteers in the Irish War of Independence 1916-1921 (1996), and Patrick Pearse, The Making of a ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10.81 × 5.84 × 0.99 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; J.Augusteijn & E.Storm
PART I: TRANSNATIONAL
Historiographical Approaches to Sub-national Identities in Europe: A Reappraisal and some Suggestions; X-M.Núñez
The Birth of Regionalism and the Crisis of Reason: France, Germany and Spain; E.Storm
PART II: CENTRALISED NATION-STATES
National Diversity, Regionalism and Decentralism in France; T.Baycroft
Regionalism in Italy: a Critique; S.Cavazzo
PART III: CONTINENTAL EMPIRES
Regionalism, Federalism and Nationalism in the German Empire; S.Weichlein
How to run a multilingual society: Statehood, administration and regional dynamics in Austria-Hungary, 1867-1914; P.Haslinger
PART IV: REGION, NATION, EMPIRE
The Empire, the Nation, and the Homelands: Nineteenth-Century Spain's National Idea; J.Fradera
'A Mere Geographical Expression'? Scotland and Scottish Identity, c. 1890-1914; A.Newby
PART V: COMPETING REGIONAL MOVEMENTS
The Gaelic and the Northumbrian: Separatism and Regionalism in the UK, 1890-1920; R.Colls
Irish Nationalism and Unionism between State, Region and Nation; J.Augusteijn
Nationalist versus Regionalist? The Flemish and Walloon movements in Belle Époque Belgium; M.Van Ginderachter
PART VI: LANGUAGE AND RELIGION
The Consequences of Transport by Steam: Dutch Nationalism and Frisian Regionalism in the Nineteenth Century; G.Jensma
Inadvertent Allies: Catholicism and Regionalism in a German-Polish Borderland; J.Bjork
Concluding Remarks; J.Augusteijn & E.Storm
Index