It’s not that maps lie, exactly, it’s just that cartography can’t convey the cultural connections that exist between places on either side of a carefully drawn line. Although modern maps precisely divide Austria from Trentino-Alto Adige, in Northeastern Italy, the regions’ history and cultural heritage overlap. Until Italy annexed the region pursuant to a treaty at the end of World War I, that area had been part of Austria since 1815. Today, Trentino-Alto Adige, a mountainous ...

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