Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mapping Europe's BorderlandsRussian Cartography in the Age of Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Steven Seegel

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226744254

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226744278.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 26 July 2021

Political Cartography in East Central Europe during World War I

Political Cartography in East Central Europe during World War I

(p.242) Chapter Ten Political Cartography in East Central Europe during World War I
Mapping Europe's Borderlands
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the power of cartographers who expressed competing political views of European Russia and the East Central European borderlands, in the wartime context of contested territories from 1914 to 1919. It focuses on Eugeniusz Romer (1871–1954), who advanced a grand geographic synthesis for the sake of Polish territorial reconstruction. At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, Romer crafted new scientific models and graphically represented propaganda for Poland's Second Republic. Emerging from provincial Galicia, he availed himself of Austro-Hungarian institutional support and in the latter stages of the war found geopolitical sponsorship from Britain, France, and the United States. For Romer, World War I did not represent a death of European civilization, as West European narratives would claim; it was an opportunity for avowed national exceptionalists—at the expense of rivals real and imagined—to recover and move forward with what Europe had lost.

Keywords:   cartographers, Russia, Central European borderlands, Eugeniusz Romer, Poland

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.