CENTRAL EUROPE AS A TRANSITION ZONE BETWEEN WEST AND EAST
SREDNJA EVROPA KOT PREHODNO OBMOČJE MED ZAHODOM IN VZHODOM

Karen Denni

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2009380205

Abstract

This paper presents various concepts of “Central Europe” that prove the vagueness and ambivalence of the term. It starts by demonstrating the arbitrariness of the “west” and “east” in three geographical examples. This is followed by highlighting historical concepts of Central Europe and some cultural concepts of Eastern dissidents of the 1980s. Finally, some proposals are discussed for considering a symbiosis of the West and East in the transition zone of Central Europe.

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Članek predstavlja različne koncepte “srednje Evrope”, ki pritrjujejo nejasnosti in amvivalentnosti izraza. Najprej s tremi zemljepisnimi zgledi pokaže na poljubnost “zahoda” in “vzhoda”, sledi osvetlitev zgodovinskih konceptov srednje Evrope in nekaj kulturnih konceptov vzhodnih disidentov iz 80. let prejšnjega stoletja. Na koncu je obravnavanih nekaj predlogov za upoštevanje sožitja zahoda in vzhoda na prehodnem območju srednje Evrope.

Keywords

Central Europe; center; transition zone; Friedrich Naumann; dissidents // Srednja Evropa; središče; prehodno območje; Friedrich Naumann; disidenti

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