Localism, Landscape, and the Ambiguities of Place

David Blackbourn

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These essays do not assume the primacy of national allegiance. Instead, by using the ?sense of place? as a prism to look at German identity in new ways, they examine a sense of ?Germanness? that was neither self-evident nor unchanging. Editor(s): Blackbourn, David; Retallack, James N. Series: German & European Studies. Num Pages: 320 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1DFG; 3JH; 3JJC; 3JJF; 3JJG; HBJD; HBLL; JPFN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 165 x 236 x 28. Weight in Grams: 576. . 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780802093189

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