Toponymy and Geopolitics: The Political Use — and Misuse — of Geographical Names

@article{Kadmon2004ToponymyAG,
  title={Toponymy and Geopolitics: The Political Use — and Misuse — of Geographical Names},
  author={Naftali Kadmon},
  journal={The Cartographic Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={85 - 87}
}
  • N. Kadmon
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Political Science
  • The Cartographic Journal
‘War is the continuation of political intercourse by other means’ wrote Carl von Clausewitz in 1828.1 Is a war of names a precursor to actual physical warfare? The possibility, and even probability, was rather acute several years ago. In the 1980s the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which had held together under the leadership of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, fell apart and in some of these parts turned into a bloody battlefield. But its northernmost and southernmost constituents not only… 

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