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Imagining Europe : Myth, Memory, and Identity, Paperback / softback Book

Imagining Europe : Myth, Memory, and Identity Paperback / softback


In Imagining Europe, Chiara Bottici and Benoit Challand explore the formation of modern European identity.

Europe has not always been there, although we have been imagining it for quite some time.

Even after the birth of a polity called the European Union, the meaning of Europe remained a very much contested topic.

What is Europe? What are its boundaries? Is there a specific European identity or is the EU just the name for a group of institutions?

This book answers these questions, showing that in Europe's formation, myth and memory, although distinct, are often merged in a common attempt to construct an identity for its present and its future.

In a time when Europe is facing an existential crisis, when its meaning is being questioned, Imagining Europe explores a vital and often unacknowledged aspect of the European project.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 220 pages, 7 Tables, unspecified; 2 Maps; 15 Halftones, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781107641648

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