European Identity and the Second World War

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Michael Wintle, Menno Spiering
Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 15, 2011 - History - 264 pages
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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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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 Politics, National Identity and European Integration (Rodopi, 2005).

MICHAEL WINTLE studied at Cambridge, Ghent and Hull Universities, and now holds the chair of European History at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he works in the teaching and research programmes in European Studies. Prior to 2002, he was Professor of European History at the University of Hull, UK, where he had taught since 1980. He has published widely on Dutch and European history, including the following recent books: Ideas of Europe since 1914 (also with M. Spiering, Palgrave, 2002); Image into Identity (Rodopi, 2006); Imagining Europe (Peter Lang, 2008); and The Image of Europe (Cambridge UP, 2009).

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