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By Robert C. Ostergren, Mathias Le Bossé

 This major textual content bargains a accomplished, richly nuanced, and authoritative advent to eu geography. insurance encompasses the complete quarter: its actual atmosphere and atmosphere, inhabitants and migration, languages and religions, and political association. specific recognition is given to historical and modern positive factors of the varied city environments within which such a lot Europeans dwell, paintings, and play. Combining shiny description, crucial info, and cogent research, the textual content is illustrated with greater than two hundred pictures and sixty four maps. New to This Edition*Fully up-to-date to mirror ongoing adjustments during this dynamic region.*Expanded insurance of well timed themes comparable to emissions and effort coverage, getting older of the inhabitants, migration, religiosity and secularization, ethnonationalism, overall healthiness care, pop culture, and the way forward for the ecu Union.*Engaging vignettes in each bankruptcy on eu areas, cultural concerns, and day-by-day life.*Over forty five new images and maps.  (20050701)

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The contrast is not quite so great in Spain, but Andalusia is far less well off than Catalonia. A recent boom in “Sun Belt” high-tech economic development has been instrumental in drawing parts of the region together. The main beneficiaries are the cities that form an arc following the Mediterranean coast from Catalonia through the south of France and down into western Italy as far as Rome. Known variously as the 30 1. 17. Tower of Belém. Built in 1515–1521 as a fortress to protect the entrance to the Tagus River, the Tower of Belém is a symbol of Portugal’s historic orientation to the western seas and its seminal role in the great maritime discoveries of the 16th century.

The Rhineland, with its major urban foci at Frankfurt and the Rhine–Ruhr conurbation, has long been oriented toward western Europe. Frankfurt is one of Europe’s leading financial centers, while Rhine-Ruhr developed into Germany’s greatest center of heavy industry. Hamburg has historically looked to the North Sea and the world at large. Its title of “Free and Hanseatic City” recalls its deep involvement in trade and shipping over the centuries. Even today Hamburg contains more consulates than any other city in the world apart from New York.

After the partition of Poland in the late 18th century, the great imperial capitals of the East—Berlin, Vienna, and Moscow—all lay beyond its borders. Prague was a great city in the Middle Ages when it served for a time as the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, but its incorporation into the Austrian Empire greatly reduced its status. Budapest rose to prominence in the late 19th century when the Hungarians were given “equal” status with the Austrians in the new Dual Monarchy, but the breakup of the empire following World War I was to leave the city with little territorial influence.

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