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The Resource Nowherelands : an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975, Bjorn Berge ; translated by Lucy Moffatt

Nowherelands : an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975, Bjorn Berge ; translated by Lucy Moffatt

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Nowherelands : an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975
Title
Nowherelands
Title remainder
an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975
Statement of responsibility
Bjorn Berge ; translated by Lucy Moffatt
Title variation
  • Nowhere lands
  • Atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
A multitude of countries that once existed have since been erased from the map. Varying vastly in size and shape, location and longevity, the fifty 'nowherelands' in this book are united by one fact: all of them endured long enough to issue their own stamps. Some of their names, such as Biafra or New Brunswick, will be relatively familiar. Others, such as Labuan, Tannu Tuva, and Inini, are far less recognizable. But all of these lost nations have stories to tell, whether they were as short-lived as Eastern Karelia, which lasted only a few weeks during the Soviet-Finnish War of 1922, or as long-lasting as the Orange Free State, a Boer Republic that celebrated fifty years as an independent state in the late 1800s. Their broad spectrum reflects the entire history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with its ideologies, imperialism, waves of immigration, and conflicts both major and minor. The motifs and symbols chosen for stamps have always served as a form of national self-presentation, an expression of the aims and ambitions of the ruling authorities. Drawing on fiction and eye-witness accounts as well as historical sources, Bjorn Berge's witty text casts an unconventional eye on these lesser-known nations. Nowherelands is a different kind of history book that will intrigue anyone keen to understand what makes a nation a nation.--
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Berge, Bjørn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Moffat, Lucy
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  • Historical geography
  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • World politics
  • Political geography
  • National characteristics
  • Postage stamps
  • Postage stamps
Target audience
adult
Label
Nowherelands : an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975, Bjorn Berge ; translated by Lucy Moffatt
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Norwegian as Landene som forsvant, 1840-1970: Oslo : Spartacus Forlag, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1005378132
Dimensions
18 x 23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500519905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005378132
Label
Nowherelands : an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975, Bjorn Berge ; translated by Lucy Moffatt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Norwegian as Landene som forsvant, 1840-1970: Oslo : Spartacus Forlag, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1005378132
Dimensions
18 x 23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500519905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005378132

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