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Review September 2023

Neighbors at the heart of Central Europe

Review by Kathryn Densford
Border between Austria and the Czech Republic. In front there is a German language sign warning about the border. Behind it there is a blue sign post with the European Union starts and a blue background announcing the Czech Republic.
Today’s Austria and Czech Republic share a border, economic, cultural ties and a long history, although for the last century their paths diverged. Nachbarn (Neighbors, Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz, 2019) edited by Niklas Perzi, Hildegard Schmoller, Ota Konrád and Václav Šmidrkal and jointly written by Austrian and Czech historians traces their complicated relationship. As Kathryn Densford argues in her review, the volume offers an excellent synthesis for a general audience.
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