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Charles Maier’s Historical Approach to Political Boundaries

The author discusses "Once Within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging since 1500"

by Amelia Linsky

 

In a wide-ranging meditation on the changing conceptualization of territory and borders throughout time, Charles Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University, considers the birth of the frontier, the different spaces of empires and states, and Italy’s historical contribution to making the borders of the world today.

An interview by Amelia Linsky, PhD candidate in Italian Studies at Harvard.

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