Regions, Industries, and Heritage

Perspectives on Economy, Society, and Culture in Modern Western Europe

  • Juliane Czierpka
  • Kathrin Oerters
  • Nora Thorade

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements book series (PSHSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

  3. Industrialization, Regionalization, and Spatiality: An Examination of Regions during Their Industrial Development

  4. Industrial Heritage, Identities, and Regional Self-Perception: An Examination of Regions after Their Prime

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


The industrial age has proved to be a formative period for Europe. Industrial heritage nowadays bears witness to the development that took place in differently structured regions. This volume presents different paths of industrial development and gives an overview of the concepts of regions, used among economic, social and cultural historians.


economic history Europe Germany history Industrialisierung social development Zollverein

Editors and affiliations

  • Juliane Czierpka
    • 1
  • Kathrin Oerters
    • 2
  • Nora Thorade
    • 2
  1. 1.Göttingen UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Ruhr University BochumGermany

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