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The Annexation of Eupen-Malmedy

Becoming Belgian, 1919–1929

Authors: O'Connell, Vincent

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  • Appeals to scholars of twentieth-century diplomatic history, Belgian and Germany history, and the interwar period
  • Offers new insight into the failure of Belgium to integrate the Eupen-Malmedy region
  • Fills a gap in English-language scholarship on the Eupen-Malmedy annexation
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This book examines the history of Belgium’s annexation of the former German territories of Eupen and Malmedy during the interwar period. Focusing on Herman Baltia’s transitory regime and Belgium’s ambivalence about the fate of its new territories, the book charts the strained relations between Baltia’s regime and Brussels, the regime’s path to dissolution, and the failed retrocession of the territory to Germany. Through close analysis of primary source material, Vincent O’Connell investigates the efforts of Baltia’s provisional government to assimilate the region’s inhabitants into Belgium. The ultimate failure of that assimilation, he argues, may be traced back not only to incessant pro-German agitation, but to flawed Belgian policy from the outset. Framed in the context of a post-Versailles Europe, the book offers an interesting case study not only of the ebbs and flows of international politics across the frontier zones of Europe in the interwar years, but of how populations react to changes in national sovereignty.

About the authors

Vincent O’Connell is an independent scholar from Cork, Ireland. He has lectured in modern European history and public history at the University of Limerick, and his research on Eupen-Malmedy in the interwar period has appeared in the Journal of Belgian History and the International Journal of Regional and Local History.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    O’Connell, Vincent

    Pages 1-24

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  • On the Threshold of Transition: Eupen-Malmedy in 1919—Between Occupation and Annexation

    O’Connell, Vincent

    Pages 25-73

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  • ‘Sounding Them Out’ Herman Baltia and the Installation of the Eupen-Malmedy Government

    O’Connell, Vincent

    Pages 75-123

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  • Farce and Tragedy in Eupen-Malmedy:The Public Expression of Opinion and its Discontents

    O’Connell, Vincent

    Pages 125-168

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  • ‘Making Good Belgians’: Political Incorporation and National Assimilation 1920–1925

    O’Connell, Vincent

    Pages 169-232

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95295-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59089-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95870-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Annexation of Eupen-Malmedy
Book Subtitle
Becoming Belgian, 1919–1929
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95295-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95295-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59089-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95870-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 316
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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