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Regional identities of Czech historical lands

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    0472913 - ÚGN 2017 RIV HU eng J - Journal Article
    Vaishar, Antonín - Zapletalová, Jana
    Regional identities of Czech historical lands.
    Hungarian Geographical Bulletin. Roč. 65, č. 1 (2016), s. 15-25. ISSN 2064-5031
    Institutional support: RVO:68145535
    Keywords : regional identity * administrative division * historical lands * Bohemia * Moravia - Czech Republic
    Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography

    Bohemia and Moravia are historical lands, which constitute Czechia (together with a small part of Silesia)
    since the 10th century. Two entirely different settlement systems can be identified in Czechia: the centralistic Bohemian settlement system surrounded by a ring of mountains, and the transitional and polycentric Moravian sett lement system. The two lands were physically divided by a border forest. Although they have belonged always to the same state, their autonomy was relatively high until the formation of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918. In 1948, a new administrative division was introduced, which did not respect the border between the
    two lands. Bohemia and Moravia kept their importance as different cultural units only. The main research
    question addressed in this paper is how the Bohemian and Moravian identities are perceived by the people
    today and whether it makes any sense to consider the historical lands seriously when rethinking the idea of
    the Europe of regions.
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