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Changing Places: Society, Culture, and Territory in the Saxon-Bohemian Borderlands, 1870-1946 (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany)

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"Changing Places is an interesting meditation on the varying identities and rights claimed by residents of borderlands, the limits placed on the capacities of nation-states to police their borders and enforce national identities, and the persistence of such contact zones in the past and present. It is an extremely well-written and engaging study, and an absolute pleasure to read."

---Dennis Sweeney, University of Alberta

"Changing Places offers a brilliantly transnational approach to its subject, the kind that historians perennially demand of themselves but almost never accomplish in practice."

---Pieter M. Judson, Swarthmore College

Changing Places is a transnational history of the birth, life, and death of a modern borderland and of frontier peoples' changing relationships to nations, states, and territorial belonging. The cross-border region between Germany and Habsburg Austria---and after 1918 between Germany and Czechoslovakia---became an international showcase for modern state building, nationalist agitation, and local pragmatism after World War I, in the 1930s, and again after 1945.

Caitlin Murdock uses wide-ranging archival and published sources from Germany and the Czech Republic to tell a truly transnational story of how state, regional, and local historical actors created, and eventually destroyed, a cross-border region. Changing Places demonstrates the persistence of national fluidity, ambiguity, and ambivalence in Germany long after unification and even under fascism. It shows how the 1938 Nazi annexation of the Czechoslovak "Sudetenland" became imaginable to local actors and political leaders alike. At the same time, it illustrates that the Czech-German nationalist conflict and Hitler's Anschluss are only a small part of the larger, more complex borderland story that continues to shape local identities and international politics today.

Caitlin E. Murdock is Associate Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach.

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Synopsis:

An intriguing study of a fluid cross-border area over several decades

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472117222
Author:
Murdock, Caitlin
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Subject:
Nationalism -- History.
Subject:
Transnationalism - History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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