By Christopher J. Fischer
The area of Alsace, situated among the hereditary enemies of France and Germany, served as a trophy of warfare 4 instances among 1870–1945. With every 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 group of identity-not merely to outline and guard their very own pursuits opposed to the nationalist claims of France and Germany, but additionally to push for social swap, protect non secular rights, and advertise the prestige of the zone in the higher nationwide group. 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 function of local identification in either fostering and inhibiting loyalty to the kingdom. 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 powerful similarities among the 2 nations' 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