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A History of the Protection of Regional Cultural Minorities in Europe: From the Edict of Nantes to the Present Day

A History of the Protection of Regional Cultural Minorities in Europe: From the Edict of Nantes to the Present Day (Hardback)

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Antony Alcock recounts four stages in the history of regional cultural minority protection: protection of religious minorities and the rise of cultural nationalism before 1914; attempts to assimilate minorities between the wars together with the League of Nations' system of protection; neglect of the complex issues in minority protection after 1945, leading in many cases to violence; and finally the renaissance of cultural minorities in the west, while in the east the new states after the fall of communism have had difficulties in coming to terms with their minorities.

ANTONY ALCOCK is Professor of European Studies at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He specialises in the problems of cultural minorities and culturally divided communities. He was involved as a negotiator in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement on Northern Ireland. He is author of The History of the South Tyrol Question, co-editor of The Future of Cultural Minorities and has published many articles on Europe's minorities.

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