A History of the Protection of Regional Cultural Minorities in Europe

From the Edict of Nantes to the Present Day

  • Antony Alcock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-4
  3. Antony Alcock
    Pages 100-134
  4. Antony Alcock
    Pages 135-179
  5. Antony Alcock
    Pages 180-199
  6. Antony Alcock
    Pages 200-213
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    Pages 214-217
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 218-279

About this book


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.


communism Europe history nation Renaissance

Authors and affiliations

  • Antony Alcock
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterNorthern Ireland

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