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The introduction lays out the broad relevant contexts of the story told in the chapters—historical, regional, and theoretical—and states the major arguments of the book. It surveys the historiography of German division and of German mobilities and delineates The Political Fragmentation of Germany’s contribution to them. It gives a short presentation of Bavaria, Saxony, Hanover, Württemberg, and Baden, and their history and discusses the theories of state, nation, territory, and mobility as applied in the book. Finally, it introduces the thematic order of parts and chapters, which follows the trialectics of space, as defined by Henri Lefebvre and further developed by Edward Soja.

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Segal, Z.M. (2019). Introduction. In: The Political Fragmentation of Germany. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19827-5_1

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