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Regionalism
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1. Region, Regionalization

The Latin regio means “direction,” “situation,” “boundary,” “quarter,” and “portion.” In Roman antiquity, it was applied initially to the urban districts of Rome, then later to the landscapes of Italy. Zedler’s lexicon presents regio as the Latin equivalent to the German Land in i…

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Stauber, Reinhard, “Regionalism”, 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 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026327>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107



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