A New Europe for the Old?

A New Europe for the Old?

by Stephen R. Graubard
     
 

Since 1989, it has been possible to review what has been published both at home and abroad on the communist states of Central and Eastern Europe and, no less importantly, on the Soviet Union itself, from a new perspective. A New Europe for the Old? asks whether the master narratives that circulated so widely in the West in the half-century since 1945 remain valid. A… See more details below

Overview

Since 1989, it has been possible to review what has been published both at home and abroad on the communist states of Central and Eastern Europe and, no less importantly, on the Soviet Union itself, from a new perspective. A New Europe for the Old? asks whether the master narratives that circulated so widely in the West in the half-century since 1945 remain valid. A New Europe for the Old? provides greater sympathy for the complexity of societies, and argues for greater tolerance of those that are small and do not cast a long shadow in the world of today. In the twenty-first as in the twentieth century, they may be engines of change, both as a result of the disorder that they produce as well as the ways in which their values, however seemingly antiquated, survive and prosper, and not only in their native lands. This volume will intrigue historians and European studies scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765804655
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
10/31/1998
Pages:
276

Meet the Author

Stephen R. Graubard is editor of Daedalus, The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and professor of history emeritus at Brown University.

Table of Contents

Preface
A New Europe for the Old?1
The Serbs: The Sweet and Rotten Smell of History23
Illyrianism and the Croatian Quest for Statehood47
To Be Or Not To Be Balkan: Romania's Quest for Self-Definition63
Ukraine: From an Imperial Periphery to a Sovereign State85
Ethnic Nationalism in the Russian Federation121
Im Osten viel Neues: Plenty of News from the Eastern Lander143
Addendum to "Im Osten viel Neues: Plenty of News from the Eastern Lander"159
Discourse and (Dis)Integration in Europe: The Cases of France, Germany, and Great Britain167
The European Debate on Citizenship199
Has the Nation Died? The Debate Over Italy's Identity (and Future)223
Postwar Europe: The Capriciousness of Universal Values241

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