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In Osteuropa 3/2008

Stories from the Periphery?
East European Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Shared History

Anna Veronika Wendland

Deutsche Fassung


The recent developments of Cultural transfer history and shared history focus in particular on border regions and cultural interference. With that, it enters the field of East European History. If both jointly challenge the understanding of Eastern Europe as historical periphery, the usual distinction between “general” (west-) European history, on the one hand, and peripheral and special histories of certain regions, on the other, can be overcome. More recent works are already drafting a complementary history of Europe that uses East European examples.

(Osteuropa 3/2008, pp. 95–116)