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The Idea of Europe : From Antiquity to the European Union - Mr. Anthony Pagden

The Idea of Europe

From Antiquity to the European Union

By: Mr. Anthony Pagden (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th June 2002
ISBN: 9780521795524
Number Of Pages: 392

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The creation of the European Union and the progressive integration of the European states has raised serious questions about the existence of a distinctive European identity. Do the British share much in common with the French, or the French with the Danes? Will a unified Europe remain an economic and political possibility with no greater cultural or affective foundations? If there is something that distinguishes all Europeans, what is it, and how is it being changed by recent events? This book addresses these questions in essays ranging from ancient Greece to the end of the twentieth century. Their authors come from different intellectual backgrounds and represent differing intellectual traditions. They discuss questions of politics, religion, commerce, law, language, literature and affectivity. Taken together, they provide a powerful insight into the historical origins of the idea of Europe and into the future of the European Union.

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'Implicit in Pagden's fascinating, erudite and penetrating collection is a consoling message about the ongoing fertility and plurality of the - predominantly Western - European heritage. The very richness, diversity and historical depth of the sources underpinning the European project provide the last best hope of both Europhiles and Eurosceptics.' Colin Kidd, History of European Ideas '... important and useful ... What is immediately striking is the range of perspectives on offer. ... Highly recommended to both general and specific audiences.' The Heythrop Journal

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Europe: Conceptualizing a Continentp. 33
Some Europes in Their Historyp. 55
"Europe" in the Middle Agesp. 72
The Republican Mirror: The Dutch Idea of Europep. 91
The Napoleonic Empire and the Europe of Nationsp. 116
Homo Politicus and Homo Oeconomicus: The European Citizen According to Max Weberp. 129
The European Self: Rethinking an Attitudep. 139
European Nationalism and European Unionp. 171
From the Ironies of Identity to the Identities of Ironyp. 191
Muslims and European Identity: Can Europe Represent Islam?p. 209
The Long Road to Unity: The Contribution of Law to the Process of European Integration since 1945p. 228
The Euro, Economic Federalism, and the Question of National Sovereigntyp. 260
Identity Politics and European Integration: The Case of Germanyp. 287
Nationalisms in Spain: The Organization of Convivenciap. 317
The Kantian Idea of Europe: Critical and Cosmopolitan Perspectivesp. 331
Contributorsp. 359
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780521795524
ISBN-10: 0521795524
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 7th June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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