Ideas of Europe since 1914: The Legacy of the First World War

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M. Spiering, M. Wintle
Springer, Jul 9, 2002 - History - 208 pages
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This book is about the history of Europe in the twentieth century and concentrates on two particular aspects. First, it examines the impact of the Great War on Europe; secondly it is concerned with European civilization and with ideas of what is meant to be 'European'. The approach is interdisciplinary, including integrated analyses from politics, international relations, political ideas, literature, and the visual arts. The common focus, which links all the chapters, is the effect of the Great War on a European mentality, or European identity. It targets reactions to the First World War up to 1939, but extends its coverage in many areas up to the 1990s, offering a wide-ranging view of Europe in the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

Reflections on the Twentieth Century an Introduction
1
2 The Crisis of European Civilization After 1918
14
The Seed of European Unification
32
The Creation and Recreation of Europes East
47
5 The First World War and the Challenge to Democracy in Europe
69
6 Remembering and Forgetting the First World War in Western Europe
89
The First World War and the Changing Visual Representations of the Continent in the Twentieth Century
105
William Dieterles The Last Flight
130
Fragments of Interwar Europe Seen from the British Metropolis
142
War and Inner Conflict in the Work of Léon Werth
160
The European Idea in Interbellum Literature the Case of Panropa
177
Index
201
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ANNETTE BECKER Chair in Modern History, University of Paris-X, Nanterre PETER BUGGE Associate Professor of Czech and European Studies, Head of Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Aarhus (DK) ALEID FOKKEMA Senior Lecturer in English, Utrecht University JAN IFVERSEN Associate Professor of European Studies, University of Aarhus (DK) MANET VAN MONTFRANS Lecturer, Department of European Studies, University of Amsterdam PHILIP MORGAN Senior Lecturer in Contemporary European History, University of Hull NEIL SINYARD Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Hull WIM ROOBOL Chair of Modern European History, University of Amsterdam

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