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What is Central and Eastern Europe?

Write a fully-referenced essay in which you discuss the different histories and meanings of concepts such as “Central Europe, East Central Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, “South-Eastern Europe”, and Eastern Europe. The essay does not have to engage in depth with all these concepts, but it must display a general, critical understanding of their various meanings based on the literature. How come a geographical area was identified and labelled Central and Eastern Europe? What are the historical and geopolitical reasons for this? What are the consequences of our distinctions concerning identities and culture? Literature: Neumann, Iver B. Uses of the Other: “The East” in European Identity Formation. 1999. Chapter 5 Making Regions: Central Europe, pp.143-160. Kundera, Milan. The Tragedy of Central Europe. The New York Review of Books, vol. 31, no 7, 1984. Wolff, Larry. Inventing Eastern Europe : the Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment. Stanford University Press, 1994. Introduction, pp.1-16. Bugge, Peter. The Use of the Middle: Mitteleuropa vs. Stredn Evropa. European Review of History: Revue Europenne D’histoire, vol. 6, no. 1, 1999, pp. 1535. Adamovsky, Ezequiel. EuroOrientalism and the Making of the Concept of Eastern Europe in France, 1810-1880. The Journal of Modern History, vol. 77, no. 3, 2005, pp. 591628. Berend, Ivan T. What Is Central and Eastern Europe? European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 8, no. 4, 2005, pp. 401416. Mikkonen, Simo, and Pia Koivunen. Beyond the Divide : Entangled Histories of Cold War Europe. Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2015. Introduction, pp.1-16. Zahra, Tara. The Great Departure : Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World. 2017. Introduction: “Not a Golden Country”, pp. 3-21. All the literature is in the attached archive.