Central Europe: Perceptions, Definitions and Comparisons in a Historiographical Context

Zecevic, Nada. 2022. Central Europe: Perceptions, Definitions and Comparisons in a Historiographical Context. In: Nada Zecevic and Daniel Ziemann, eds. Oxford Handbook of Medieval Central Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9780190920715 [Book Section]

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This Introduction deals with diverse definitions and perceptions of medieval Central Europe that developed over time, among which also its modern geopolitical uses. The chapter then points out the region’s medieval entanglements and the need to observe them in the broadest spatial terms and by comprehensive mutual interactions of the region’s societies and their neighborhood. By reflecting on the structure of the volume and scholarly contributions published in it, this chapter concludes acknowledging the importance of scholarly collaboration in providing comprehensive comparative accounts on medieval Central Europe.

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medieval, Central Europe, Balkans, Adriatic, Black Sea, interpretation, perception, modern, political use

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History > Centre for the Study of the Balkans (CSB)


18 August 2022Published Online

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13 Sep 2022 13:46

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