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The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992

Alexander V. Prusin


The book traces the turbulent history of the borderlands that before World War constituted the frontier‐zones between the Austro‐Hungarian, German, and Russian empires and in the course of the twentieth‐century changed hands several times. It subscribes to the notion that internal socio‐economic cleavages and ethnic rivalries — the most common patterns to the East European landscape — were at the root of conflicts in the borderlands. However, its dominating thrust is predicated upon the notion that the borderlands' ethno‐cultural diversity was in basic conflict with the nationalizing policies ... More

Keywords: empires, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, western Byelorussia, western Ukraine, modernization, minorities, nationalism, war, occupation, military regimes, ethnic conflicts, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297535
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander V. Prusin, author
Associate Professor of History, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
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