Od “Małopolski Wschodniej” do “Ukrainy Zachodniej”. Geneza, rozwój oraz zakres funcjonowania w języku polskim nazw geograficznych, odnoszących się do “Galicji Wschodniej” w latach 1918-1939
From “Eastern Little Poland” to “Western Ukraine”: Origin. Development and Scope of Functioning the Geographical Names for Eastern Galicia in the Polish Language between 1918-1939
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The complicated history of the geographical names for today’s werstern part of the Ukraine, which in the contemporary historical and cultural discourse is often called Eastersn Galicia, is not only one of the most interesting Europaen examples for the fluctuation of choronyms in the course of only decades, but also an interesting contribution to the discussion about their ideologization in the 20th century. This ‘official toponomastic’ contributed to the emergence of a whole clutch of new, oft artificial geographical names, which came into being with the goal to bring the territory under own control or authorize its vague borders. This strategy became an important part of the battles of the maps in the 20th century, how called this phenomenon Zygmunt Bauman. The battle of the words self was to the modern nations a way to create their own state space based on ethnic criterions and so called ‘great tradition’, existing in the defined geographical boundaries.
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