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The idea of Europe.

Author: Denis de Rougemont
Publisher: New York, Macmillan [1966]
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Rougemont, Denis de, 1906-1985.
Idea of Europe.
New York, Macmillan [1966]
(OCoLC)565856406
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis de Rougemont
OCLC Number: 711922
Description: xii, 434 pages 21 cm
Contents: Part One: The origins: From Hesiod to Charlemagne --
Protohistory of a nameless continent --
The myth of the rape of Europa --
The myth of Japheth --
Cadmus, or the quest for Europe --
The etymologies --
The geographical concept --
From geography to history --
"Europa vel Regnum Caroli" --
Part Two: The concept of Europe: From Pierre Du Bois to the Abbe De Saint-Pierre --
On several centuries of "European" silence --
The earliest plans for European union --
Dante --
Pierre Du Bois --
Petrarch --
King George of Podebrad and Antoine marini --
Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini --
The problem of war and the rise of national states --
Erasmus --
The Turk as bogeyman --
The "grand designs" of the seventeenth century --
Emeric Cruce's Le Nouveau Cynee --
The Duc de Sully's "Grand design" --
Comenius' The universal awakening --
William Penn's Essay --
THe Abbe de Saint-Pierre's Perpetual peace --
Some Utopians of the period --
Part Three: The era of the philosophes: From Leibniz to Condorcet --
Broadened perspectives --
Leibniz --
In discovering the world Europe discovers herself --
Vico --
The Europe of the Enlightenment --
Montesquieu --
Voltaire --
Rousseau --
Glorious Europe --
Evolution: Forward or backward? --
Meanwhile in North America ... Part Four: The era of the revolution: from Kant to Hegel --
Europe and the French Revolution --
Plans for a European union contemporary with the revolution --
Historico-philosophical syntheses (1) --
Europe and Napoleon --
The Europe of the emperor's adversaries --
Goethe --
Historico-philosophical syntheses (2) --
Part Five: The era of nationalism: From Mazzini to Georges Sorel (1848-1914) --
The system of the sovereign states: Harmony in theory, anarchy in practice --
A compensatory ideal: The United States of Europe --
A centuries-old problem: Russia and Europe --
European opinions on Russia from Voltaire to Karl Marx --
Russian opinions on Europe from Chadaev to Tolstoy --
Dostoevsky and Russia's mission --
From historicism to pessimism --
Part Six: Europe at issue: From Spengler to Ortega --
"Everything has sensed that it might perish" --
Twilight or a new dawn? --
Part Seven: The era of federations: From cultural unity to political unity --
The living sources --
European values and virtues --
Europe and the world --
Unity in diversity: Foundation of federal union.
Responsibility: Translated by Norbert Guterman.

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