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Bittersweet Europe : Albanian & Georgian discourses on Europe, 1878-2008

Author: Adrian Brisku
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
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From the late nineteenth century to the post-communist period, Albanian and Georgian political and intellectual elites have attributed hopes to "Europe," yet have also exhibited ambivalent attitudes that do not appear likely to vanish any time soon. Albanians and Georgians have evoked, experienced, and continue to speak of "Europe" according to a tense triadic entity-geopolitics, progress, culture-which has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brisku, Adrian.
Bittersweet Europe
(DLC) 2012037866
(OCoLC)812122294
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Brisku
ISBN: 9780857459855 0857459856 1299863027 9781299863026
OCLC Number: 858861560
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Nationhood and empire: a tale of historical and ethno-cultural similarities and differences --
From empire to independence: Europe as the future --
The nation-state in imperial/supranational shadow: the apparent decline of Europe --
Communist experiences in a divided Europe --
'Return to Europe', 'closer to Europe': post-communist expectations --
Epilogue: is 'Europe' still the future?
Responsibility: Adrian Brisku.

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A systematic and rich account of how Albanians and Georgians view Europe, this book offers a fresh perspective on the vast East/West literature and, more broadly, on European intellectual, cultural,  Read more...

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