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European identity and the Second World War

Author: Michael J Wintle; M Spiering
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The two concepts at the centre of this book: Europe, and the Second World War, are constantly changing in public perception. Now that 'Europe' is an even more contested idea than ever, this volume informs the current discourse on European identity by analysing Europe's reaction to the tragedy, heroism and disgrace of the Second World War"--
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Wintle; M Spiering
ISBN: 9780230273238 0230273238
OCLC Number: 682891230
Description: xv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Editor's introduction: ideals, identity and war: the idea of Europe, 1939-70 / Michael Wintle --
Part I. World War II, Europe and Human Rights: 1. Human rights and European identity since World War II: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung through law / Helle Porsdam; 2. Before integration: human rights and post-war Europe / Hagen Schulz-Forberg; 3. From war talk to rights talk: exile politics, human rights, and the two World Wars / Jay Winter --
Part II. Reflections: Narratives of European Civilization and World War II: 4. Myth and history in European post-war history writing / Jan Ifversen; 5. From Nazi legacy to Cold War: British perceptions of European identity, 1945-54 / Wwndy Webster; 6. The Nordic way out: Europe in Danish literature after the Second World War / Henk van der Liet; 7. 'Europe is the Country of the Spirit': Albert Camus and Europeanism in France, 1944-7 / Manet van Montfrans --
Part III. Visions: Plans for a New Europe after World War II: 8. The Ventotene Manifesto: the crisis of the nation state and the political identity of Europe / Matthew D'Auria; 9/ Max Kohnstamm's New Europe / Annemarie van Heerikhuizen; 10. Atoms for Europe / Menno Spiering; 11. Before self-reflexivity: imperialism and colonialism in the early discourses of European integration / Wolfgang Schmale --
Part IV. Shoah, War and European Civilization: 12. Holocaust literature and the shaping of European identity after the Second World War: the case of Jorge Semprún / Karen-Margrethe L. Simonsen; 13. Goodbye to all that?: Jewish views of Europe after 1945 / Irene Zwiep; 14. Language out of darkness: George Steiner speaking the unspeakable / Ricardo Gil Soeiro.
Responsibility: edited by Menno Spiering and Michael Wintle.

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