The ‘Germanisation’ of Local Identities in Alsace-Lorraine

@inproceedings{Sangar2020TheO,
  title={The ‘Germanisation’ of Local Identities in Alsace-Lorraine},
  author={Eric Sangar},
  year={2020}
}
Following the Treaty of Frankfurt of 1871, the newly created German Empire annexed several French departments of Alsace and Lorraine to form the ‘Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine’. This chapter analyses the agents, mechanisms and outcome participating in the imperial government’s attempts to transfer German identity to the newly acquired territories. Historically tied to France and the Holy Roman Empire, after 1871 Alsace-Lorraine became an instrument legitimizing both the French and the… 

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