Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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1 Place qualifiers
Use PLACE 1* Qualifier codes WITH appropriate subject codes for: indicating the geographical scope and applicability of the content, such as the location of a travel guide, the setting of a novel, the jurisdiction to which laws apply, the history of a particular place, etc. Where options exist, e.g. terms representing actual, historical, cultural, administrative, or geophysical entities, use the expression that best suits the content. Where no code exists for a specific location, use the nearest most appropriate broader code that includes it. DO NOT USE: to indicate any geographical aspect that is not to do with the content or subject of a book (e.g. place of publication, market availability, nationality of author – this is described in other metadata, etc). National extensions (i.e. 1*-xx- format codes, where ‘xx’ indicates a country code) can be assigned by any user, and are not exclusive to users in the indicated country. This section is not intended as an exhaustive gazetteer of all places but a list of commonly used locations in the global book supply chain. DO NOT USE: code “1” itself, but select appropriate specific qualifiers from section 1*
1Q Other geographical groupings: Oceans and seas, historical, political etc 1.2.8
1QB Historical states, empires and regions
1QBD Historical states and empires: Europe
1QBDA Austro-Hungarian Empire
1QBDF Holy Roman Empire
1QBDK Czechoslovakia
1QBDL East Germany, DDR
1QBDN West Germany
1QBDP Prussia 1.2
1QBDR USSR, Soviet Union
1QBDT Russian tsarist empire 1.2
1QBDY Yugoslavia
1QBD-BE-B Burgundian Netherlands / the Seventeen Provinces 1.4.2
1QBD-BE-C Southern Netherlands
Class here: The Spanish Netherlands, The Austrian Netherlands
1QBD-FR-G Gaul
Class here: Celtic and Roman Gaul
1QBD-FR-L Carolingian Empire 1.2.6
1QBD-FR-N Napoleonic Empire
Class here: First French Empire
1.2.6 1.4
1QBD-FR-Z France: Historical and cultural regions
Use with: codes for French regions

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