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

Synopsis:

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 present.

About the Author

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 Tragedy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands \ Omer Bartov and Eric D. Weitz

Part 1. 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. Weeks

Part 2. 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, 1880-1918 \ Pieter M. Judson

7. Travel, Railroads, and Identity Formation in the Russian Empire \ Frithjof Benjamin Schenk

8. Germany and 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 Hartmann

Part 3. 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 Akçam

Part 4. 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 Bulgar 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 Eastern Galicia in 1914-1915 and 1941 \ Alexander V. Prusin

20. Ethnicity and the Reporting of Mass Murder: Krakivs'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 Bartov

Part 5. 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, 1917-1930 \ Myroslav Shkandrij

24. Carpathian Rus': Interethnic Coexistence without Violence \ Paul Robert Magocsi

25. Tremors in the Shatterzone of Empires: Eastern Galicia in Summer 1941 \ Kai Struve

26. Caught in Between: Border Regions in Modern Europe \ Philipp Ther

List of Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253006356
Author:
Bartov, Omer
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Weitz, Eric D.
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
World History-Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Balkans; borderlands; Eastern Europe; ethnic conflict; genocide ; Germany; Habsburg; Ottoman; Russia; violence
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 bandw illus., 9 maps
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.7 x 1.2 in

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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 present.

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