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Twinned cities: reconciliation and reconstruction in Europe after 1945 - an introduction

Laucht, Christoph and Allbeson, Thomas ORCID: 2023. Twinned cities: reconciliation and reconstruction in Europe after 1945 - an introduction. Urban History 10.1017/S0963926823000469

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While town twinning has played a crucial role in reconciliation and reconstruction processes in Europe after World War II, urban historians have not yet paid sufficient attention to it. This special issue thus addresses this historiographical neglect through a set of case-studies that examine the role of twinned cities in post-war reconciliation and reconstruction between former enemy nations and across the ideological fault lines of the Cold War. The framework that underpins all contributions rests on the use of ‘twinned cities’ as an umbrella term to denote various forms of inter-municipal links and builds on similarly broad definitions of ‘reconciliation’ and ‘reconstruction’.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0963-9268
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 July 2023
Date of Acceptance: 19 July 2023
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 05:50

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