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History, regional
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1. Definition and beginnings

Regional history is historiography devoted to a geographically limited area below the level of the Empire or the nation state, especially in Germany; the area can be defined by the government of a territory but also by cultural, dialectal, economic, or other factors. The geographical component distinguishes regional history from local history, tribal history and ethnic history. In the early modern discussion of history, regional history did not con…

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Bollbuck, Harald, “History, regional”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023026>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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