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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

Label
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
  • Atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975
  • Nowhere lands
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Is translation of
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berge, Bjørn
Dewey number
909.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Norwegian
LC call number
  • HE6182
  • D358
  • D358
  • G141
LC item number
  • .B4713 2017
  • .B46513 2017
  • .B4713 2017
  • .B482513 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moffat, Lucy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • Historical geography
  • Political geography
  • World politics
  • National characteristics
  • Postage stamps
  • Postage stamps
  • Historical geography
  • History, Modern
  • National characteristics
  • Political geography
  • Postage stamps
  • World politics
Target audience
adult
Label
Nowherelands : an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975, Bjorn Berge ; translated ... by Lucy Moffatt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Landene som forsvant, 1840-1970
  • Color map on lining papers
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
Contents
1840-1860: The two Sicilies : bottomless poverty and weary aristocrats ; Heligoland : from island realm to bombing target ; New Brunswick : immigrants with the wool pulled over their eyes ; Corrientes : stamps from the bakery ; Labuan : binge-drinking in a seedy South Sea paradise ; Schleswig : Scandinavianism and martial music ; Danish West Indies : panic sale of slave islands ; Van Diemen's Land : penal colony with fearful stamps ; Elobey, Annobon and Corisco : anti-imperialism and nervous missionaries -- 1860-1890: Obock : arms dealing and goat soup ; Boyaca : decadents at war ; Alwar : potty princes and sweet dessert ; Eastern Rumelia : drawing-board country ; Orange Free State : hymn-singing and racism ; Iquique : saltpetre war in a dusty landscape ; Bhopal : burka-clad princesses ; Sedang : from the Champs Elysées to Kon Tom ; Perak : tin on the brain -- 1890-1915: Ile Sainte-Marie : civilized panic in a tropical Utopia ; Nandgaon : peaceful fanaticism ; Kiaochow : a capricious emperor in a rotten game ; Tierra del Fuego : dictator in gold ; Mafeking : boy scouts using diversionary tactics ; The Carolines : sea cucumbers for stone money ; The canal zone : a Siberia in the Caribbean -- 1915-1925: Hejaz : stamps with a bitter strawberry taste ; Allenstein : a summer of independence ; Cape Juby : mail planes in the dessert ; South Russia : a white knight loses his grip ; Batum : oil fever and bluebottles ; Danzig : sponge cake with Hitler ; Far Eastern Republic : Utopians on the tundra ; Tripolitania : fascist air race in the cradle of Islamism ; Eastern Karelia : national romanticism and brooding woodland pathos ; Carnaro and fiume : poetry and fascism -- 1925-1945: Manchukuo : at the epicentre of evil ; Inini : mortal sins in an impenetrable rainforest ; Saseno : childhood paradise in the world's most dismal place ; Tannu Tuva : closed country with eccentric stamps ; Tangier International Zone : a modern-day Sodom ; Hatay : genocide and a rigged referendum ; The Channel Islands : sabotage with stamps ; South Shetland Islands : penguins in the furnace -- 1945-1975: Trieste : a crossroads of history ; Ryukyu : systematic suicide ; South Kasai : miserable Balubas and precious minerals ; The South Moluccas : spices and terrorism ; Biafra : famine and proxy war ; Upper Yafa : mud houses and gaudy stamps
Dimensions
18 x 23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500519905
Lccn
2017934857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005378132
  • (OCoLC)on1005378132
  • 3572042
Label
Nowherelands : an atlas of vanished countries, 1840-1975, Bjorn Berge ; translated ... by Lucy Moffatt
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Landene som forsvant, 1840-1970
  • Color map on lining papers
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
Contents
1840-1860: The two Sicilies : bottomless poverty and weary aristocrats ; Heligoland : from island realm to bombing target ; New Brunswick : immigrants with the wool pulled over their eyes ; Corrientes : stamps from the bakery ; Labuan : binge-drinking in a seedy South Sea paradise ; Schleswig : Scandinavianism and martial music ; Danish West Indies : panic sale of slave islands ; Van Diemen's Land : penal colony with fearful stamps ; Elobey, Annobon and Corisco : anti-imperialism and nervous missionaries -- 1860-1890: Obock : arms dealing and goat soup ; Boyaca : decadents at war ; Alwar : potty princes and sweet dessert ; Eastern Rumelia : drawing-board country ; Orange Free State : hymn-singing and racism ; Iquique : saltpetre war in a dusty landscape ; Bhopal : burka-clad princesses ; Sedang : from the Champs Elysées to Kon Tom ; Perak : tin on the brain -- 1890-1915: Ile Sainte-Marie : civilized panic in a tropical Utopia ; Nandgaon : peaceful fanaticism ; Kiaochow : a capricious emperor in a rotten game ; Tierra del Fuego : dictator in gold ; Mafeking : boy scouts using diversionary tactics ; The Carolines : sea cucumbers for stone money ; The canal zone : a Siberia in the Caribbean -- 1915-1925: Hejaz : stamps with a bitter strawberry taste ; Allenstein : a summer of independence ; Cape Juby : mail planes in the dessert ; South Russia : a white knight loses his grip ; Batum : oil fever and bluebottles ; Danzig : sponge cake with Hitler ; Far Eastern Republic : Utopians on the tundra ; Tripolitania : fascist air race in the cradle of Islamism ; Eastern Karelia : national romanticism and brooding woodland pathos ; Carnaro and fiume : poetry and fascism -- 1925-1945: Manchukuo : at the epicentre of evil ; Inini : mortal sins in an impenetrable rainforest ; Saseno : childhood paradise in the world's most dismal place ; Tannu Tuva : closed country with eccentric stamps ; Tangier International Zone : a modern-day Sodom ; Hatay : genocide and a rigged referendum ; The Channel Islands : sabotage with stamps ; South Shetland Islands : penguins in the furnace -- 1945-1975: Trieste : a crossroads of history ; Ryukyu : systematic suicide ; South Kasai : miserable Balubas and precious minerals ; The South Moluccas : spices and terrorism ; Biafra : famine and proxy war ; Upper Yafa : mud houses and gaudy stamps
Dimensions
18 x 23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500519905
Lccn
2017934857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005378132
  • (OCoLC)on1005378132
  • 3572042
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