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  Galicia (Central Europe) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria with the Duchies of Auschwitz and Zator.
Galicia was twice occupied by the Ottoman Turks in the 1490s and 1520s, ravaged by Ukrainian Cossack pogroms and Russian and Swedish invasions during The Deluge, and the Swedes returned during the Great Northern War of the early 18th century.
Galicia was subject to the Austrian part of the Dual Monarchy, but the Galician Sejm and provincial administration had extensive privileges and prerogatives, especially in education, culture, and local affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Galicia_(Central_Europe)   (3866 words)

 Is there a European identity?
Central Europe could not expect anything from Berlin: "Surrounded by the Germans on one side and the Russians on the other these nations were forced to devote their energy to a fight for survival and for their languages.
Central Europe stood for all that was democratic, rational and western in their native countries while Eastern Europe was associated with the negative aspects.
"Central Europe is a vast area with unanswered questions and unresolved contradictions, an area of half-hearted claims which have been realised just as little as their counter-claims, and which seem to be an expression of visionary whims since they have something whole, something new and immense as their goal".
www.abisf.com /lectures/lecture_CentralEuropesboundariesyesterdaytodayandtomorrow.html   (4328 words)

 Galicia (Central Europe) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the successor state to Kievan-Rus', Galicia comprised an autonomous principality from 1087 to 1253 (united to Volynia in the state of Halych-Volynia from around 1200), which became a vassal kingdom of the Mongol Golden Horde from 1253 to 1340.
L'viv -- Lemberg served as the capital of Austrian Galicia, which was dominated by the Polish aristocracy, despite the fact that the population of the eastern half of the province was in the majority Ruthenian or Ukrainian with large minorities of Jews and Poles.
From 1868, Galicia was an autonomus province of Austria-Hungary with Polish as an official language.
www.peacelink.de /keyword/Galicia_(Eastern_Europe).php   (779 words)

 Central Europe
The geography of Central Europe is dominated by the Carpathian Mountains.
The victory of the Seljuk Turk Alp Alslan at Lake Van in 1071, and the disaster of the Crusades, began the decline.
The home region of the Altaic languages is supposed to be the mountains of Central Asia, while the Uralic languages arose along the Urals, Finnish languages on the western slopes and Ugric languages on the eastern slopes, between the mountains and the marshes of Siberia.
www.du.edu /~etuttle/misc/europe.htm   (23125 words)

 David F. Good, Center for Austrian Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Centralized bureaucratic states grew in size and influence as they ate away at the geographically dispersed pockets of political and economic power that characterized Europe in medieval times.
In interwar Central Europe, the actual involvement of the state in economic life far transcended the restricted role reserved for it by the prevailing liberal orthodoxy.
The importance of the state as an actor in interwar Central Europe is demonstrated by the case of Austria where the state was relatively passive.
www.cas.umn.edu /wp921.htm   (5226 words)

 Re-ordering Europe’s Eastern Frontier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Galicia, straddling the Polish-Ukrainian border, remains not just a regional memory as a former autonomous Habsburg province, but is rapidly being re-created as a post-1989 spatial-historical imagination and an entry-card into Europe.
Galicia is a powerful, still-living myth in the culture of two nations, the Polish and the Ukrainian.
Galicia is thus remembered as "the last Europe", a multi-national cosmos swept away in the chaos of the two world wars and the consequent imposition of categorical choices of language, nationality and ideological bloc.
www.colorado.edu /ibs/PEC/johno/pub/galician.html   (8813 words)

 Notes about Galicia
In the Middle Age, Galicia was a kingdom with territories extending to the north of current Portugal (Braga city was one of the capital cities of Galicia) and the north-west of Spain, apart from the current Galicia territories.
It was at this time when pilgrims from Central Europe (France, Germany, Austria, England) came to Santiago (Saint Jacobs) traversing the territories of the north of Spain known at this time in Central Europe as 'Jacobsland'.
All the houses are made up of stone mainly because Galicia is plently of granite and slate -now exported all over the world; look around, if you see a pink granite building it is undoubtedly from Galicia.
www.dc.fi.udc.es /ai/~otero/galicia.html   (735 words)

 Galicia (Ukraine and Poland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From 1815, the former Polish possessions of Austria were known as the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.
The area known as Galicia (Polish: Halicz,Russian: Galich or Galitsiya) is a former Austrian crownland in East central Europe; 30,645 square miles; included Northern slopes of Carpathian mountains and the valleys of upper Vistula and upper
Polish word for Galicia is Galicja, not Halicz, which refers to a small town, a capital of a Ruthenian Duchy in early Middle Ages.
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 The Peoples of East Central Europe
On the eve of World War II a central industrial district was being created in what seemed to be the safest part of the country in addition to the industrial centers of Warsaw and Lodz, the mining districts in Upper Silesia, and the oil fields in eastern Galicia.
German Austria, with its ambiguous character, was indeed the weakest element in the whole structure of East Central Europe between the two wars, although under her Catholic leaders she made a serious effort to integrate herself in the new state system of the Danubian region, breaking with any tradition of nationalistic German imperialism.
East Central Europe was once more reduced to the territories which Russia had not succeeded in attaching to her empire or to its new ideology.
victorian.fortunecity.com /wooton/34/halecki/21.htm   (13413 words)

 Part I: to 1914   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this annotated bibliography, Eastern Europe means most of the region, between the Baltic Sea in the North and the Aegean in the South, also between Germany, Austria and Italy in the West, and Russia in the East.
East Central Europe means Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and this region is emphasized in the selection.
Unlike the sections on Western Europe and USSR, the sections on Eastern Europe have no thematic subdivisions, only rough chronological divisions into periods before and after World War I. This problem is, however, partly remedied in the subject index under each country.
raven.cc.ku.edu /~eceurope/hist557/bibpt1rev.htm   (4432 words)

 Galicia Europe
Galicia is generally the eastern half of the former Austrian province of Galicia (Galizien).
During the Austrian period (1772-1918) it was known as East Galicia (Ost-Galizien, Skhidna Halychyna and Galicja Wschodnia).
Surnames of residents of Bolechow and Galicia, (FEEHS database)
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 Andrzej Stasiuk: Tales of Galicia
Seemingly a set of prose ballads about the southeastern tip of Poland, Tales of Galicia brilliantly blurs the line between the short-story genre and the novel, while giving a vivid, poetic portrait of an imaginary village that was once part of a vibrant collective farm system.
Set in this rather forlorn tip of southeast Poland, Tales of Galicia is less a novel than a linked series of ballad-like prose poems about the alcoholic sloth of a region which, after the withdrawal of state agricultural subsidy, seems to have lost its will to live.
Besides a work which lucidly captures the countervailing senses of emptiness and promise of Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism, the novel is a good representation of leading contemporary fiction in this region.
www.traktor.cz /twisted/galicia.html   (719 words)

 central european culture
Havranek, Jan. "Central Europe, East-Central Europe and the Historians 1940-1948." Verbürgerlichung in Mitteleuropa.
"Central Europe as a Hypothesis and a Way of Life." The Heartland Project: Exploring the Heartlands of Central Europe and the American Midwest: Aspects/Positions Thematic Issue 50 Years of Art in Central Europe 1949—1999 (Essays): .
Janos, Andrew C. East Central Europe in the Modern World: The Politics of the Borderlands from Pre- to Postcommunism.
clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu /library/centraleuropeanculture(bibliography).html   (3224 words)

 Central Europe Review - Trans-Carpathia: Multi-ethnic outpost
Despite the prejudice that regions of such diversity in Central and Eastern are hotbeds of intolerance and ethnic strife, the residents of Trans-Carpathia pride themselves on their cosmopolitan outlook, multilingualism and inter-ethnic cooperation.
The Verecke Pass, the gateway the Magyars used into Europe in 896 AD, is located in Trans-Carpathia, and the local Hungarian population is the remnant of the thousand-year Magyar rule over the province, which ended only in 1918.
The central government must be prepared to recognize the Rusyns as a national minority, since the census will show that the minority does in fact exist.
www.ce-review.org /00/40/pozun40.html   (2805 words)

 central europe blog search at Topnemo top 100 sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
region of central europe around the upper and middle oder valley
europe and the pacific northwest have dry summers, mercifully.
devices were used on three different underground trains and one on a london transpo......the text of the proclamation from the secret organisation group of al qaeda of jihad organisation in europe reads as follows: in the name of god, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon t...
www.topnemo.com /search/central-europe   (684 words)

 Facts about central europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Central Europe is the region of Europe between Eastern and Western Europe, frequently taken to include Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia.
Some used to joke that Central Europe is that part of the continent that is considered Eastern by Western Europe and Western by Eastern Europe.
Another definition of Central Europe includes those parts of Europe that are Western in culture and history, but that were conquered by the Soviet Union during World War II.
www.supercrawler.com /Facts/central_europe.html   (228 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The intention of this course is to elaborate one of the central courses of the History department curricula avoiding a "one sided" national perspective, using comparative approaches towards the key issues of the history of the region, and considering them within a wider European context.
The notion of Central Europe, definitions and boundaries.
From empires to national states — Southern and East central Europe in the second half of XIX — the beginning of XX century.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/alumni/history/kovalchuk.html   (1237 words)

 Galicia (Central Europe) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Galicia (Central Europe) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Galicia (region, Europe), region, eastern Europe, along the northern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains, formerly an Austrian crown land, now a part...
South of the Great European Plain, a band of dissimilar geological structures sweeps across Europe, creating the most intricate landscapes of the...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Galicia+(Central+Europe)   (194 words)

 Galicia - Genealogy of Halychyna and Eastern Galicia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Galicia, the country’s rugged north-western province, hosts the party with Sanxenxo and Vigo taking the major roles.
Galicia, Revolution was directly influenced by the outbreak of the revolution in On March 19 the address was presented to the governor of Galicia,
Autonomous Community of Galicia, Comunidad(e) Autónoma de Galicia The historical flag of Galicia was white with the chalice and red crosses.
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 History of Eastern European Jews
Some Jews were murdered, some emigrated to central Poland and the rest left for Western Europe.
The difficult economic situation in Galicia caused violent actions (pogroms) against Jews, who due to the situation chose to emigrate elsewhere.
Generally, Jews from Galicia sought work in other countries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, sometimes in Vienna, and also in Hungary and the Balkan countries.
www.geocities.com /turkel.geo/History.htm   (1797 words)

 Galich - TheBestLinks.com - Russia, Dissident, Disambig, Galicia (Central Europe), ...
Galich - TheBestLinks.com - Russia, Dissident, Disambig, Galicia (Central Europe),...
Galich, Russia, Dissident, Disambig, Galicia (Central Europe), Halych, Bard...
This is a disambiguation page, i.e., a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.thebestlinks.com /Galich.html   (99 words)

 Amazon.com: Music in the Culture of Polish Galicia, 1772-1914 (Rochester Studies in Central Europe): Books: Jolanta T. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Music in the Culture of Polish Galicia: 1772-1914 offers a fascinating cultural portrait and should be of particular interest to music scholars and to Poles with roots to Galicia.
Ezra Mendelsohn's Painting a People: Maurycy Gottlieb and Jewish Art and Jolanta T. Pekacz's Music in the Culture of Polish Galicia, 1772-1914 are highly original studies on the cutting-edge of several disciplines: social history, history of ideas, cultural studies, Jewish studies, Polish studies, and Polish Jewish studies.
Both books offer the rare intellectual pleasure that goes with disentangling intricate historical patterns behind the mythologized image of Galicia as a land of pride and tears, where good men and women were busy shaking the dead hand of the past.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1580461093?v=glance   (930 words)

 galicia - OneLook Dictionary Search
Galicia : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Galicia : Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition (Encyclopedia.com) [home, info]
Phrases that include galicia: nueva galicia, new galicia, camino y galicia león felipe, city of culture of galicia, division galicia, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=galicia   (161 words)

 Le Elezioni Galiziane al Reichsrat di Vienna, 1907-1911
This paper is a case study in the electoral history of Austria-Hungary, with special reference to province of Galicia.
Chapter 1 examines the connections between the Habsburg historical and constitutioonal context and Galicia.
Chapter 4 examines the electoral returns in six electoral districts in Galicia.
ideas.repec.org /p/uca/ucapdv/25.html   (273 words)

 Semanchuk.com - Genealogy - Maps for Central Europe
I organize the list according to what country the maps cover but if you research Central Europe you know that "country" is a fairly fluid concept so approach my organization with an open mind.
There's some surprises in there too, like the map of Iceland that includes a wonderful drawing of an erupting volcano and a map of the island of Fyn in Denmark.
The Galizien Deutsche settled in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galizien (Galicia).
www.semanchuk.com /gen/maps   (1458 words)

a native or inhabitant of Galicia in Spain.
a native or inhabitant of Galicia in E central Europe.
a Jew from Polish Galicia, esp. one speaking a Galician dialect of Yiddish.
www.factmonster.com /ipd/A0452670.html   (92 words)

The FEEFHS East European Map Room has a 51 map collection from the Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World (published by Blackie and Sons in 1882 in Edinburgh, Scotland) cover almost all of central and eastern Europe, including all of the German Empire and the Russian Empire.
Poland did not exist as a nation for about 126 years prior to the end of World War I. However the Austrian, German and Russian partitions of Poland are shown as parts of their respective Empires on the maps in this Map Rooom.
Hutterite Map Collection and Gazetteer This collection of six maps covers 16th century Europe, South Tirol and 16th/17th century Moravia, Slovakia, Hungary, Transylvania and parts of the Ukraine.
www.feefhs.org /maps/indexmap.html   (889 words)

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