In Search of Central Europe

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This timely volume charts the discussions and debates which have led to the rediscovery of "Central Europe" within the political cultures of Eastern and Western Europe alike. From various historical, economic, cultural and political perspectives, the volume's contributors offer an appraisal of the distinctive features of a Central European identity and its relevance to contemporary European thought and politics. Contents: Central Europe: Definitions Old and New-George Schöpflin; What is Europe, Where is Europe? ...
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Overview

This timely volume charts the discussions and debates which have led to the rediscovery of "Central Europe" within the political cultures of Eastern and Western Europe alike. From various historical, economic, cultural and political perspectives, the volume's contributors offer an appraisal of the distinctive features of a Central European identity and its relevance to contemporary European thought and politics. Contents: Central Europe: Definitions Old and New-George Schöpflin; What is Europe, Where is Europe? From Mystique to Politique-Hugh Seton Watson; The Meaning of the Social Evolution of Europe-István Bibó; Central Europe: A Historical Region in Modern Times: A Contribution to the Debate About the Regions of Europe-Peter Hanak; Intellectuals in East-Central Europe: Continuity and Change-Zygmunt Bauman; We, Central-European East Europeans-Miroslav Kusy; The European Ideal: Reality or Wishful Thinking in Eastern-Central Europe?-Miklo's Duray; Central European Attitudes-Czeslaw Milosz; Central European Writers About Central Europe: Introduction to a Non-Existent Book of Readings-Csaba G. Kiss; Milan Kundera's Lament; George Schöpflin and Nancy Wood; Central Europe: What It Is and What It Is Not-Egon Schwarz; Another Civilization? An Other Civilization?-Milan Simecka; Is the Russian Intelligentsia European? A Reply to Simecka-Jane Mellor; Who Excluded Russia From Europe?-Mihaly Vajda; Which Way Back to Europe? A Reply To Vajda-Milan Simecka; Central Europe Seen From the East of Europe-Predrag Matyejevic; Does Central Europe Exist? Timothy Garton AshàR.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780745605470
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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