Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Nation-Building, Regional Identities and Separatism

  • Joost Augusteijn
  • Eric Storm

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Region and State

    1. Joost Augusteijn, Eric Storm
      Pages 1-9
  3. Transnational

  4. Centralised Nation-States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Stefano Cavazza
      Pages 69-89
  5. Continental Empires

  6. Region, Nation, Empire

  7. Competing Regional Movements

  8. Language and Religion

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 281-293

About this book


In reaction to the centralizing nation-building efforts of states in nineteenth-century Europe, many regions began to define their own identity. In thirteen stimulating essays, specialists analyze why regional identities became widely celebrated towards the end of that century and why some considered themselves part of the new national self-image.


Austria empire Europe France Germany Hungary nation Polis Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Joost Augusteijn
    • 1
  • Eric Storm
    • 1
  1. 1.Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33940-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27130-3
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