European Identity and the Second World War

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

EditorMichael Wintle, Menno Spiering

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The two concepts at the centre of this book: Europe, and the Second World War, are constantly changing in public perception. Now that 'Europe' is an even more contested idea than ever, this volume informs the current discourse on European identity by analysing Europe's reaction to the tragedy, heroism and disgrace of the Second World War.

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The two concepts at the centre of this book: Europe, and the Second World War, are constantly changing in public perception. Now that 'Europe' is an even more contested idea than ever, this volume informs the current discourse on European identity by analysing Europe's reaction to the tragedy, heroism and disgrace of the Second World W...

MENNO SPIERING Lecturer in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he directs the European Studies Masters programme. He has published on issues of national identity and Anglo-European relations. His titles include Ideas of Europe: The Legacy of the First World War (2002); and Euroscepticism: Party Polit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.91 × 5.69 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction
Ideals, Identity and War: the Idea of Europe, 1939-70; M.Wintle
PART I: WORLD WAR II, EUROPE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Human Rights and European Identity since World War II: Vergangenheitsbewältigung through Law; H.Porsdam
Before Integration: Human Rights and Post-war Europe; H.Schulz-Forberg
From War Talk to Rights Talk: Exile Politics, Human Rights, and the Two World Wars ; J.Winter
PART II: REFLECTIONS: NARRATIVES OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION AND WORLD WAR II
Myth and History in European Post-War History Writing; J.Ifversen
From Nazi Legacy to Cold War: British Perceptions of European Identity, 1945-5; W.Webster
The Nordic Way Out: Europe in Danish Literature after the Second World War ; H.van der Liet
'Europe is the Country of the Spirit': Albert Camus and Europeanism in France, 1944-47; M.van Montfrans
PART III: VISIONS: PLANS FOR A NEW EUROPE AFTER WORLD WAR II
The Ventotene Manifesto: the Crisis of the Nation State and the Political Identity of Europe; M.D'Auria
Max Kohnstamm's New Europe; A.van Heerikhuizen
Atoms for Europe; M.Spiering
Before Self-Reflexivity: Imperialism and Colonialism in the Early Discourses of European Integration; W.Schmale
PART IV: SHOAH, WAR AND EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION
Holocaust Literature and the Shaping of European Identity after the Second World War: the Case of Jorge Semprún; K-M.Simonsen
Goodbye to All That? Jewish Views of Europe after 1945; I.Zwiep
Language out of Darkness: George Steiner Speaking the Unspeakable; R.G.Soeiro
Index

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"The question of how to define European identity remains fiercely contested in contemporary politics and scholarship. This fascinating collection of essays explores how the lacerating experience of the Second World War impacted on thinking about the meaning of Europe, in ways that still resonate today." --Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University