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Culture, identity and nationalism : French Flanders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Timothy Baycroft
Publisher: London : Royal Historical Society ; Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell Press, 2004.
Series: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study examines the evolution of national and regional, cultural and political identities in that northern region of France which borders Belgium, over the two centuries which followed the French Revolution. During that time the region was transformed by the development of the industrial economy, population shifts, war and occupation, and numerous changes of political regime." "Through an analysis of a wide
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Baycroft
ISBN: 0861932692 9780861932696
OCLC Number: 54461934
Description: x, 233 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Westhoek and cultural evolution --
2. National and regional politics --
3. Structural change and identity --
4. Republican politics of national integration in the Westhoek --
5. The Catholic church in French Flanders --
6. The Labour movement --
7. Local interest groups --
8. The Belgian Flemish movement --
App. Surveys of French- and Flemish-speaking communes, 1806-1928.
Series Title: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Responsibility: Timothy Baycroft.
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