By Christopher J. Fischer
The zone of Alsace, situated among the hereditary enemies of France and Germany, served as a trophy of conflict 4 occasions among 1870–1945. With each one shift, French and German officers sought to win the allegiance of the neighborhood population. in keeping with those pressures, Alsatians invoked regionalism-articulated as a political language, a cultural imaginative and prescient, and a neighborhood of identity-not in basic terms to outline and shield their very own pursuits opposed to the nationalist claims of France and Germany, but in addition to push for social swap, protect spiritual rights, and advertise the prestige of the area in the greater nationwide neighborhood. Alsatian regionalism notwithstanding, was once neither unitary nor unifying, as Alsatians themselves have been divided politically, socially, and culturally. the writer exhibits that the Janus-faced personality of Alsatian regionalism issues to the ambiguous position of nearby identification in either fostering and inhibiting loyalty to the state. ultimately, the writer makes use of the case of Alsace to discover the normal designations of French civic nationalism as opposed to German ethnic nationalism and argues for the robust similarities among the 2 international locations' conceptions of nationhood.
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Alsace to the Alsatians?: Visions and Divisions of Alsatian Regionalism, 1870-1939 (Contemporary European History) by Christopher J. Fischer