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By Linde Egberts

The urge for neighborhood id has no longer declined within the strategy of globalization. particularly, history is used to improve local strong point and to cost identities with a earlier. really beneficial for this target are construction tales, Golden a long time or fresh, shared traumas. a few subject matters resembling the Roman period or the second one international conflict seem more straightforward to suitable than, for instance, prehistory.



This booklet assesses the function of historical past within the development of local identities in Western Europe. It comprises case stories on early medieval background in Alsace and Euregio-Meuse Rhine, business historical past within the German Ruhr sector and competing stories within the Arnhem-Nijmegen zone within the Netherlands. It offers new insights into the method of historical past creation on a nearby point in courting to tactics of identification building. The theoretical research of "heritage" and "regional identification" is cutting edge as those techniques have been not often analysed relating to one another ahead of. This e-book additionally bargains insights into coverage, tourism, spatial improvement and nearby improvement to policymakers, politicians, designers and pros within the historical past and tourism industries.

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