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In Osteuropa 2-3/2013

Still Europe or Already “Part-Asia”?
German Regional Geography and the European East

Hans-Dietrich Schultz

Deutsche Fassung


In German-speaking cultural geography, Europe’s borders have always been subject to dispute. This was particularly true for the question where Europe ends and Asia begins. The search for the “right” concept of Europe cannot be successful: all geographical concepts of space, including the continents and their subspaces, are constructs tied to a particular time or purpose.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2013, pp. 237–256)