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This is a fascinating book written by an architectBjorn Berge s witty text casts an unconventional eye on these lesser known nationsI m all for eccentric books, and this is certainly oneNowherelands is full of learned and curious interest Jan Morris, Literary ReviewDelightfulbeautifully illustrated Daily TelegraphThese are the stories of fifty countries that once existed however briefly but have now have been erased from the map Varying vastly in size and shape, location and longevity, they are nonetheless united by one fact all of them endured long enough to issue their own stamps Some of their names, such as Biafra or New Brunswick, will be relatively familiar Others, such as Labuan, Tannu Tuva and Inini, are far less recognizable But all of these lost nations have fascinating stories to tell, whether they were as short lived as Eastern Karelia, which lasted only a few weeks during the Soviet Finnish War of 1922, or as long lasting as the Orange Free State, a Boer Republic that celebrated fifty years as an independent state in the late 1800s Their broad spectrum reflects the entire history of the 19th and 20th centuries, with its ideologies, imperialism, waves of immigration and conflicts both major and minor The motifs and symbols chosen for stamps have always served as a form of national self presentation, an expression of the aims and ambitions of the ruling authorities Drawing on fiction and eye witness accounts as well as historical sources, Bj rn Berge s witty text casts an unconventional eye on these lesser known nations, teasing out informative anecdotes and fascinating facts At a time when issues of sovereignty and statehood are filling the media once again, this is a different kind of history book that will intrigue anyone keen to understand what makes a nation a nation.Table of ContentsForeword 1840 1860 1860 1890 1890 1915 1915 1925 1925 1945 1945 1975 Nowherelands Thames Hudson Nowherelands Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries Bjrn Berge Buy Add to Wish List A refreshingly original history of the lost countries of the th and th centuries, examined and illustrated with the countries postage stamps See Inside Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries Nowherelands is an enjoyable collection, though perhaps a book to dip into than read through There s a bit too much randomness to it, from the selection on offer to Book Review of Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished In Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries , Bjrn Berge proves you can tell a lot about a forgotten nation simply by its postage stamp design Book review Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished I mourn that loss every day until now and getting hold of Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries Thames Hudson, ISBN by Bjorn Berge, himself a passionate collector of stamps, from every country and every regime that has ever been active with many of those lovingly reproduced on its Stamps of Vanished Countries, from Van Diemen s Land Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries, features the postage stamps and histories of former nations Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries, Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries Nowherelands has ratings and reviews Faith said Really disappointing The concept is really interesting and I was really excited I love maps and Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries by Bjorn Berge buy online or call us from Albert Park, Dundas Place, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia Fallen Nations, Eclipsed Colonies, and Other Nowherelands Nowherelands is an engaging time capsule As Berge explains in the Foreward, You d be much better off looking at this book as a collection of bedtime stories to feed your Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries This book makes you realize that your atlas could become outdated Here, in deeply researched details, are countries that no longer exist Some you may have heard of Biafra , some you may not realize used to be countries New Brunswick , and some you ve never heard of Tannu Tuva Nowherelands Book King County Library System Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries, Book Berge, Bjrn A multitude of countries that once existed have since been erased from the map Varying vastly in size and shape, location and longevity, the fifty nowherelands in this book are united by one fact all of them endured long enough to issue their own stamps Some Nowherelands A Book Review Fred Haynes Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries reviews the history and geography of some vanquished countries through the eyes of the country kingdom s stamp issues The author, Bjorn Berge, is a Norwegian philatelist with a keen interest in history, a tireless commitment to research, and a ability to craft a relevant and Buy Nowherelands by Bjorn Berge With Free Delivery Get FREE shipping on Nowherelands by Bjorn Berge, from wordery These are the stories of fifty countries that once existed but have now have been erased from the map Varying vastly in size and shape, location and longevity, they are united by one fact all of them endured long enough to issue their own stampsSome Nowherelands tanglecraftswordpress Apr , This quote is from the foreword of Bjorn Berge s recent book, Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries The book is beautifully presented with a cloth bound spine, thick creamy paper, and a clean, stylish page layout but even better than that, it is an exploration of countries which no longer exist and Nowherelands Book Pima County Public Library Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries Book Berge, Bjrn A multitude of countries that once existed have since been erased from the map Varying vastly in size and shape, location and longevity, the fifty nowherelands in this book are united by one fact all of them endured long enough to issue their own stamps Some Store Smithsonian Store Welcome to Smithsonian s brand new shop The Smithsonian Institution has entered affiliate agreements with the companies listed in our 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