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Europe and Ethnicity
The First World War and Contemporary Ethnic Conflict

ISBN 9780415119962
Published October 8, 1996 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

The 1990s have seen an upsurge in ethnic tensions in many parts of Europe. Europe and Ethnicity suggests the main reasons are to be found in the decisions taken during the first world and at Versailles.
* An introductory chapter analyzes the context of the war with particular reference to regions and states where the national and ethnic questions were particularly complex and intransigent
* Subsequent chapters present case studies from arenas of conflict: Ireland to Yugoslavia; the Middle East to the Baltic states; Austria, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
Europe and Ethnicity confirms the mixed legacy of the period for the ethnic stability of the areas examined, while taking into account the impact of the Second World War and the ending of the Cold War.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Otto von Habsburg, MEP 1. Introduction Seamus Dunn and T.G.Fraser 2. The Genie that would not go back into the Bottle; Ethnic Nationalism, The First World War and the Peace Settlement Alan Sharp 3. Yugoslavia: the Search for Nation-State Ann Lane 4. From Czechs to Slovaks to Czechoslovakia, and from Czechoslovakia to Czechs and Slovaks W.V.Wallace 5. Trentino and Tyrol, from Austrian Crownland to European Region Anthony Alcock 6. Hungary: a State Partitioned, a Nation Dismembered Raymond Pearson 7. The Ukraine Andrew Wilson 8. The Baltic States Ken Ward 9. The Middle East: Partition and Reformation T.G.Fraser 10. Ireland Seamus Dunn and T. Hennessey 11. The Enduring Legacy A.M.Gallagher

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'This book is a clear mirror to our recent past. It deserves to be read.' - University of Manchester

'A well written collective volume which combines a historical analysis with concern for contemporary developments.' - University of Portsmouth