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Regional Identity and Economic Change: The Upper Rhine 1450-1600

Tom Scott


The current debate about the best methods of European organization — central or regional — is influenced by an awareness of regional identity, which offers an alternative to the rigidities of organization by nation-state. Yet where does the sense of regionalism come from? What are the distinctive factors that transform a geographical area into a particular ‘region’? This book addresses these questions in this study of one apparently ‘natural’ region — the Upper Rhine — between 1450 and 1600. This region has been divided between three countries and so historically marginalized, yet this book is ... More

Keywords: regional identity, economic change, Upper Rhine, European organization, regionalism, nation state, fifteenth century, sixteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Scott, author
University of Liverpool

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