The Idea of Europe: From Antiquity to the European Union

The Idea of Europe: From Antiquity to the European Union

by Anthony Pagden
     
 

This book addresses the question of what it means, and has meant, to be "European," covering the period from Antiquity to the end of the twentieth century. The essays discuss questions of politics, law, religion, culture, literature, and even affectivity in a broad account of how a distinctive European identity has grown over the centuries and its place in the future… See more details below

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This book addresses the question of what it means, and has meant, to be "European," covering the period from Antiquity to the end of the twentieth century. The essays discuss questions of politics, law, religion, culture, literature, and even affectivity in a broad account of how a distinctive European identity has grown over the centuries and its place in the future evolution of the European Union. In the massive literature of European integration, no other book takes such a long historical perspective, and none other deals directly with the question of identity.

Contributors:
Anthony Pagden, J. G. A. Pocock, William Chester Jordan, Hans Blom, Biancamaria Fontana, Wilfried Nippel, Michael Herzfeld, Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, Luisa Passerini, Talal Asad, Philip Ruttley Elie Cohen, Thomas Risse, Daniela Engelmann-Martin, Andrds de Blas Guerrero, James Tully

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521791717
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Europe: Conceptualizing a Continent33
2Some Europes in Their History55
3"Europe" in the Middle Ages72
4The Republican Mirror: The Dutch Idea of Europe91
5The Napoleonic Empire and the Europe of Nations116
6Homo Politicus and Homo Oeconomicus: The European Citizen According to Max Weber129
7The European Self: Rethinking an Attitude139
8European Nationalism and European Union171
9From the Ironies of Identity to the Identities of Irony191
10Muslims and European Identity: Can Europe Represent Islam?209
11The Long Road to Unity: The Contribution of Law to the Process of European Integration since 1945228
12The Euro, Economic Federalism, and the Question of National Sovereignty260
13Identity Politics and European Integration: The Case of Germany287
14Nationalisms in Spain: The Organization of Convivencia317
15The Kantian Idea of Europe: Critical and Cosmopolitan Perspectives331
Contributors359
Index363

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