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Author Fischer, Christopher J.

Title Alsace to the Alsatians? : Visions and Divisions of Alsatian Regionalism, 1870-1939
Published New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2006
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Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Series Contemporary European History, vol. 5
Studies in contemporary European history vol. 5
Summary The region of Alsace, located between the hereditary enemies of France and Germany, served as a trophy of war four times between 1870-1945. With each shift, French and German officials sought to win the allegiance of the local populace. In response to these pressures, Alsatians invoked regionalism--articulated as a political language, a cultural vision, and a community of identity--not only to define and defend their own interests against the nationalist claims of France and Germany, but also to push for social change, defend religious rights, and promote the status of the region within the larg
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Subject Group identity -- France -- Alsace -- History.
Regionalism -- France -- Alsace -- History.
Alsace (France) -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Alsace (France) -- History -- 19th century.
Alsace (France) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1845458060 (electronic bk.)
9781845458065 (electronic bk.)