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  Regions of medieval Europe
Goal of this project is to draw complete maps with all legal historical regions in Europe and those parts of Asia and Africa which were in closest interaction with medieval Europe.
Clear historical regions with clear borders exist only in Europe and some parts of Asia and Africa, while in most of the muslim world geographic borders were not as important as in Europe itself.
This project Regions of medieval Europe tries to take a portrait of historical regions in Europe between approximately 1000 and 1500 C.E. In those parts of thie map where sources for this timeperiod are very rare, the timeframe is wider and in Arabian peninsula goes back to times of prophet Mohammed and first caliphs.
www.rome.webz.cz /Regions_of_medieval_Europe_en.htm   (262 words)

  Central Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Central Europe is the region of Europe between Eastern Europe and Western Europe.
It be seen in historical and cultural contexts it denotes the area where Germans settled and mixed with Slavs and Magyars and where gypsy and Jewish minorities made important cultural contributions.
Several other countries also have regions that a Central European character having historically been of the central European kingdoms and empires as the Holy Roman Empire the Habsburg monarchy the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Imperial Germany.
www.freeglossary.com /Central_Europe   (852 words)

 Informat.io on Region
Regions are conceptual constructs and, thus, may vary among cultures and individuals.
The word "region" is taken from the Latin regio, and a number of countries have borrowed the term as the formal name for a type of subnational entity (eg, the región, used in Chile).
Such a distinction is often made on the basis of a historical, political, or cultural cohesiveness that separates the region from its neighbours.
www.informat.io /?title=Region   (569 words)

 Historical regions of Central Europe - Definition, explanation
This is a list of major historical regions of Central Europe.
For the purpose of this article, Central Europe is defined as the area contained roughly within the south coast of the Baltic Sea, the Elbe River, the Alps, the Danube River, the Black Sea and the Dnepr River.
Regions of Lithuania (the historical and traditional ones)
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/h/hi/historical_regions_of_central_europe.php   (221 words)

 Historic Silk Road
Later it was expanded gradually and reached West Asia, Europe and Africa.
Ancient central China's silk products, iron ware, gold and platinum, bronze mirror, lacquerwar and bamboo work, medicine, farming and metallurgy techniques were introduced to Xiyu (ancient Xinjiang), India and Europe.
In 73AD, the Han government sent a diplomatic mission of 36 people led by Ban Chao to Xiyu and his assistant Gan Ying arrived at Daqin (ancient Rome), on the Persian Gulf (the present Arabian Gulf), which ensured a functional Silk Road and further expanded the are to the road.
www.china.org.cn /english/MATERIAL/139504.htm   (819 words)

 Conference on Local Development and Governance in Central, East and South-East Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This event was held in Trento, Italy, on 6-8 June 2005. It was organised by the OECD LEED Programme and its OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development in close collaboration with the Autonomous Province of Trento (see programme).
They build on synergy between the initiatives led by the various actors, and influence the implementation of national and regional policy, contributing to their co-ordination and adaptation to local needs.
This conference was a unique opportunity to discuss the progress made in this region in the light of a broader international experience. Over 200 participants took part in the discussions.
www.oecd.org /document/11/0,2340,en_2649_34457_33829707_1_1_1_1,00.html   (413 words)

 Central Europe Review - Little Czechs, Big Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Ethnic nationalism in the region is the ideological underpinning of the struggle against externally imposed rule [3], but it is a questionable way toward democracy, civic society and European integration.
Whereas Slovak identity was, historically, truly new (Slovaks did not have an experience of their own statehood as Czechs had had), it was not problematic for the majority of Czechs to define their identity, which had been synonymous with the Czechoslovak one for 67 years.
Historically, the Czechs are construed as a numerically small nation in Central Europe, "itself seen as a traditional cross-roads of the political, religious and cultural movements of the Continent."[28] The Czech lands lie between the East and the West, between Eastern emotionality and Western rationality, between Germanic and Slavonic culture.
www.ce-review.org /00/20/brodsky20.html   (7303 words)

 Europe Overview
Europe is divided into four major regions based on environmental, cultural, and economic similarities.
Europe was the first core in the world economic system and continues to play a leading role in today's core of wealthy countries.
Given that the regional divisions of the Population Reference Beureau do not correspond to the regional divisions discussed in these notes, the data in the table had to be recalculated to reflect those differences.
maps.unomaha.edu /Peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam2/EOverview.html   (2352 words)

 Europe Travel & Europe Hotels Reservation System
Alicante is a historical harbor in the Valencian region of Spain.
Thessaloniki is the capital of the EU region of Central Macedonia and the second-biggest Greek city.
Historical facts indicate that the area where Limerick is currently situated was once inhabited by Vikings.
www.europe-cities.com /city_reviews.aspx   (3975 words)

 H-Soz-u-Kult / Termine / CFP: Historical Revisionism in Central Europe after 1989
In broader sense, however, the historical revisionism in the realms of modern and recent history has galvanized political and historical debates both within respective national communities as well at the international stage on virtually all continents.
The region of Central Europe with its Nazi, fascist and communist past not only does not stay aloof, but in many ways is in the center of the debate.
In this context it is the aim of the Prague´s workshop to explore the scale, depth, and meaning of the historical revisionism in the national and regional histories as well as to reconsider the value of the term itself.
hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de /termine/id=5699   (552 words)

 Florida Home: Modern Living, 1945-1965   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Porches for living and sleeping, walled patios, terraces, balconies, habitable roof decks, loggias, verandas and exterior stairways were all elements characteristic of the region's earlier architectural styles: the traditional wood vernacular, Mediterranean Revival and the "Art Deco" modern of the 1930s.
Imported from Europe, the 1930s "International Style" house-made of glass, white walls and flat roofs-was never popular in the U.S., although a significant number were built in Miami Beach.
With the development of cheaper central air-conditioning during the 1960s, however, the embrace of South Florida's tropical environment declined in favor of the sealed box which, whatever its style, continues to dominate residential architecture at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
www.historical-museum.org /exhibits/florida_home/florida_home_essay.htm   (1015 words)

 Ten Untaught Lessons about Central Europe--Charles Ingrao
By contrast, the rest of Europe was composed of massive political units like Poland and the Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman empires that remained much less highly structured because their relative security and greater expanse made it difficult for their rulers to justify and carry out political reform.
Significantly, the central governments of western Europe never compelled their subjects to learn the official state language; rather, the literate elements of each province simply established a pattern of voluntarily acquiring what became a key prerequisite for upward mobility and higher social status.
Since 1919 the nation states of Central Europe have engaged in the kind of mythmaking that is common to all new nations attempting to legitimize their existence.
www.h-net.org /~habsweb/occasionalpapers/untaughtlessons.html   (8396 words)

 Central Europe
Since the dramatic events of 1989 the nation-states of Central Europe have experienced varying degrees of socio-economic and political change.
Such factors include the legacies of communism; the role of distinct cultural zones, levels of economic development and social cleavages; the form and manner in which communism fell; the institutional choices made during the transition; and the quality of the new political class.
The Central Europe program will be particularly appropriate for students in economics, political science, European Studies, anthropology/sociology, history, and those interested in multicultural issues.
academic.hws.edu /pge/cecp.html   (859 words)

 Old Sins Industrial Metabolism, Heavy Metal Pollution, and Environmental Transition in Central Europe
Historical studies of heavy metal (cadmium, lead and zinc) pollution flows are used for illustration of how spatial patterns of emissions and deposition have changed over time, and how heavy metals may accumulate in the soils posing a potential risk to agricultural food production.
Studies of the social, economic and political development in the two regions - in combination with pollution flows and scenario studies - form the basis for a more general analysis of the problems related to the future development of the environment in Central Europe.
This book is ideal for researchers, students or the general public interested in enhancing their understanding of environmental development in Central Europe and of the unique geographic considerations of allocating resources to solve environmental problems in the region.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2000-07/IIfA-OSIM-2007100.php   (381 words)

 Eye On Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Central Europe (CE) consists of the countries of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Lichtenstein, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland.
The social structures and governments are strained by areas of high unemployment (20-40% in some regions), moral decay, and a lack of purpose, especially among the younger generation.
Europe has long since lost her Christian moorings and is presently one of the most secular societies in the world.
www.eyeoneurope.org /centraleurope.html   (269 words)

 The Historical Society, Boston University
In the progression toward nationalist political movements, medievalists were in the forefront of the so-called “awakened” intellectuals who “recovered” the history, language, and culture of their people by showing continuities between the language of ancient texts, the deeds of ancient kings and warriors, and the struggling peoples of the present.
These are just four of the many historical examples that demonstrate the force and centrality of nationalism; none of them has been persuasively analyzed, accounted for, or even addressed by the most influential works on nationalism published since the 1960s.
Europe has leverage: key radar installations must be built there and an MD which protected the U.S. but left U.S. forces and allied territory vulnerable would make little sense.
www.bu.edu /historic/hs/june02.html   (14988 words)

 Historical regions of the Balkan Peninsula - Definition, explanation
Historical regions of the Balkan Peninsula - Definition, explanation
This is a list of major historical regions of the Balkan Peninsula.
Note that these regions come from different time periods - from ancient to modern era - and may often overlap.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/h/hi/historical_regions_of_the_balkan_peninsula.php   (176 words)

 Baltics Regions Europe Regional
Unlike other regions of the developing world, populations in Eastern Europe...
famous Russian circuses, and was close to the circus-saturated regions of Eastern...
- The Regional Node is an initiative to identify, document and provide access to information on the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Regions/Baltics   (388 words)

 Cities and Regions of Europe
In European history, cities and regions played a considerable role, which differed in vari-ous periods due to the changing power of the individual state formations.
The term of Europe as used in the course: Cultural regions of Europe, i.e.
The possible scenarios of urban and regional futures of Europe and of the European cultural di-versities: The integration of Central and Eastern parts of the continent into European structures.
www.chp.cz /cu_rac.htm   (684 words)

 History of Europe infoTurkish.com Herşey Hakkında Türkçe Bilgi
The Neolithic reached Central Europe in the 6th millennium BC and parts of Northern Europe in the 5th and 4th millennium BC.
Eastern Europe was an arena of conflict for domination between Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire.
The map of Europe was redrawn at the Yalta Conference and divided as it became the principal zone of contention in the Cold War between the two power blocs, the capitalistic Western_countries and the communist Soviet Union.
www.infoturkish.com /Turkey/History-of-Europe.html   (11801 words)

 EUROPE: Central & Eastern Europe / The Baltic States
This largely coastal region (which is also rich in lakes and rivers) is therefore represented here primarily by maps -- and by the sea.
What were these stories and how were they told?....The amount of data to be processed for all of Europe is far too large to be handled by an individual scholar, whereas the study of a small region might be too specific to reach conclusions valid for research in general.
The Regional Node is an initiative to identify, document and provide access to information on the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
www.mythinglinks.org /euro~east~baltics.html   (1644 words)

 The EU’s relations with Eastern Europe & Central Asia - Tacis, Overview
Launched by the EC in 1991, the Tacis Programme provides grant-financed technical assistance to 12 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan), and mainly aims at enhancing the transition process in these countries.
Most CSPs and Regional Strategy Papers (RSPs), covering the period 2002-2006, together with the Indicative Programmes (IPs) 2002-2003 were adopted in 2002.
Organisations from the EU (and also the from the accession countries) are selected to implement projects, transferring their know-how to beneficiaries in the partner countries.
ec.europa.eu /external_relations/ceeca/tacis/index.htm   (745 words)

 CEU :: Central European University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A special emphasis is placed on topics highlighting the interplay of indigenous experience and external influence, which supply the historical individuality of the regions of the European landmass east of the Rhine.
In addition to the existing MA program in Central European History, both the Department of History and the Department of Medieval Studies are planning to introduce a two-year MA Program in Historical Studies, starting in the academic year 2007/2008.
Pasts, Inc. Institute of Historical Studies was established in April 2002 as the core of an international, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of scholars based in Budapest and also around the world.
www.ceu.hu /dep_history.html   (1991 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)

 Department of History, Central European University: About   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
While it explicitly covers the countries and regions listed in the syllabus, the seminar aims at a larger comparative framework.
Historical Studies in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, Budapest-New York: CEU Press (forthcoming in 2006).
Sorin Antohi, "The Social Sciences and the Humanities in Central and Eastern Europe: Recent Trends and Opportunities", in Quirin Schiermeier, Judith Ockenden, eds., Perspectives of Science in Central and Eastern Europe.
www.ceu.hu /hist/antohi_phd.htm   (876 words)

 Excite Deutschland - Regional - Europe - Czech Republic - Regions - Prague - Travel and Tourism - Lodging - Vacation ...
Accommodation in a private apartment in the historical centre of Prague.
Close to the most interesting historical sights of Prague.
Apartments available in central Prague, website includes detailed description, maps showing location and information on how to travel to the apartments.
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 Old Sins: Industrial Metabolism, Heavy Metal Pollution, and Environmental Transition in Central Europe
The book is based on the work of two IISA projects focused on environmental development in two regions of Central Europe: the Rhine Basin and the Black Triangle-Upper Silesia region.
Among the most important contributions from these research efforts are the analysis of flows and pollution from both a historical and a geographical perspective, and the combination of these studies with analyses of the regions' social and institutional development.
Historical studies of heavy metals in Europe are used for illustration and for discussing how spatial patterns of emissions and deposition have changed over time.
www.unu.edu /unupress/backlist/ab-sins.html   (402 words)

 Europe Accommodation and Travel Bookings, Europe Hotels and Resorts
Centuries of history and culture mixed with awe inspiring natural wonders have created a holiday destination unequalled for a life changing travel experience.
View incredible historical, mythological and archaeological heritage and sample Greek museums containing some of the best ancient world masterpieces.
England offers everything from rolling countryside to classic architecture, historical grandeur and lively nightlife.
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