This book brings together extracts from a variety of proposals for uniting Europe, drawn up over the centuries. Each text is accompanied by a short commentary. The result is a fascinating compilation which reveals that the dream of a Europe at peace with itself has roots which go far back in history, and that many earlier ideas for a united Europe already contained the seeds of today's European Union.
About the Author
This work has been compiled by the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, the principal decision-making institution of the European Union. [NP] ‘Europe - giving shape to an idea’ was edited by Jose Tavares da Silva, a PhD candidate in international politics and conflict resolution at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His areas of expertise include civil society, international conflict resolution and sinology.
Table of Contents
List of authors commented upon: Dante Alighieri; Jeremy Bentham; Johann Kaspar Bluntschli; Hermann Broch; Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi; Émeric Crucé (de la Croix); Luigi Einaudi; Wojciech Bogumił Jastrzębowski; William Ivor Jennings; Ernst Jünger; Immanuel Kant; Alexis Leger, alis Saint-John Perse; Jakob Heinrich von Lilienfeld; James Lorimer; Lord Lothian / Philip Kerr; Emil Ludwig; Ronald William Gordon MacKay; Salvador de Madariaga; Jean Monnet; William Penn; George de Podiebrad; Charles Irénée Castel (Abbé) de Saint-Pierre; Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Count of Saint-Simon; Robert Schuman; Paul-Henri Spaak; Altiero Spinelli; Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully.