Visions and Ideas of Europe during the First World War

1st Edition

Matthew D'Auria, Jan Vermeiren

Routledge
Published August 22, 2019
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9781138055520 - CAT# Y331184
Series: Ideas beyond Borders

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Summary

Given the destruction and suffering caused by more than four years of industrialised warfare and economic hardship, scholars have tended to focus on the nationalism and hatred in the belligerent countries, holding that it led to a fundamental rupture of any sense of European commonality and unity. It is the central aim of this volume to correct this view and to highlight that many observers saw the conflict as a ‘European civil war’, and to discuss what this meant for discourses about Europe. Bringing together a remarkable range of compelling and highly original topics, this collection explores notions, images, and ideas of Europe in the midst of catastrophe.

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