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    Contested minorities in the ‘New Europe’: national identities in the interwar eastern and southeastern Europe

    Palko, Olena and Foster, S. (2021) Contested minorities in the ‘New Europe’: national identities in the interwar eastern and southeastern Europe. National Identities 23 (4), pp. 303-323. ISSN 1460-8944.

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    Abstract

    Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arose on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the so-called ‘minorities question’. Thousands of disparate communities suddenly discovered that they now existed as minorities, often in areas adjacent to their designated homelands. As an introduction to this special issue, this article provides an overview of the key concepts and historical debates surrounding the interwar regional minorities question. It also seeks to challenge underlying assumptions that characterise such communities as perpetual victims of nationalist animosity.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Olena Palko
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 13:32
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2022 12:46
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/46610

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