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Author Jesensky, Marcel
Title The Slovak-Polish border, 1918-1947 [electronic resource] / Marcel Jesensky
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 264 p. : 14 maps
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1. Introduction 2. Historical Outline 3. Two States and Three Disputes 4. All roads lead to Spa? 5. Rapprochement through Javorina? 6. (Un)Doing Injustices 7. Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8. 1945 and Beyond: The ghosts of Munich 9. Conclusion
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The first English-language monograph on the Slovak-Polish border in 1918-47 explores the interplay of politics, diplomacy, moral principles and self-determination. This book argues that the failure to reconcile strategic objectives with territorial claims could cost a higher price than the geographical size of the disputed region would indicate. Extraordinary in its detail, Marcel Jesensky's work chronicles the story of Orava and Spis in the 1918-1947 period, an 'unusually difficult and complex' subject in relations of the Slovaks, Czechs and Poles. Jesensky provides a compelling account of how the 'beauty contest' between Czecho-Slovakia and Poland for primacy in Central Europe, the legacy of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and a lack of understanding on both sides led to a failure to reconcile mutual strategic objectives with territorial claims. The book is structured to lead the reader chronologically through the events, decisions and dilemmas related to the delimitation of the Slovak - Polish border. Today, as in the post-WWI era, the concept of self-determination defers to domestic and foreign policy interests and deals with conflicting and irreconcilable claims. This work, invaluable for readers interested in Central Europe, presents its subject in its historical context and provides answers to assist its understanding
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Marcel Jesensky, a former diplomat, teaches History at University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Canada. He is a specialist in international relations and diplomacy, in particular the United Nations and the League of Nations, and the European integration and East Central Europe
Subject 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 -- c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period) -- c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) -- Former Czechoslovakia -- Poland. bicssc
European history -- c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period) -- c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) -- Former Czechoslovakia -- Poland. bicssc
History. ukslc
International relations -- c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period) -- c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) -- Former Czechoslovakia -- Poland. bicssc
Military history -- c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period) -- c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) -- Former Czechoslovakia -- Poland. bicssc
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