European Identity: A Historical Reader

Paperback | November 1, 2013

EditorAlex Drace-francis

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What is Europe? A continent? A political institution? A cultural community? Bringing together 101 key texts on the theme of European identity, this reader provides essential insights into the idea of 'Europe', from 450 BC to the twenty first century. The only collection of its kind in English, it includes rare and newly translated material alongside classic texts from antiquity and the Enlightenment, from figures as diverse as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Winston Churchill and Julia Kristeva. Space is also given to views of Europe from the outside, including Asian, African, Latin American, US and Caribbean authors. With an introductory overview, notes on each text, and a guide to further reading, Alex Drace-Francis brings issues of European identity into sharp relief for both teachers and students of European history, geography, culture and politics.

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What is Europe? A continent? A political institution? A cultural community? Bringing together 101 key texts on the theme of European identity, this reader provides essential insights into the idea of 'Europe', from 450 BC to the twenty first century. The only collection of its kind in English, it includes rare and newly translated mate...

ALEX DRACE-FRANCIS is an associate professor in Modern European Literary and Cultural History at the University of Amsterdam, having previously taught at the Universities of London and Liverpool. He has published widely on European literary, cultural and political history.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.66 × 6.17 × 0.67 inPublished:November 1, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230243290

ISBN - 13:9780230243293

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Europe?
Antiquity
Middle Ages
Renaissance
Enlightenment
Romanticism
Modernity
Post-War
Further Reading
Index