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Making Sense of History
History and Belonging
Representations of the Past in Contemporary European Politics
Edited by Stefan Berger and Caner Tekin
226 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-880-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (June 2018)
eISBN 978-1-78533-881-6 eBook Not Yet Published
In cultural and intellectual terms, one of the EU’s most important objectives in pursuing unification has been to develop a common historical narrative of Europe. Across ten compelling case studies, this volume examines the premises underlying such a project to ask: Could such an uncontested history of Europe ever exist? Combining studies of national politics, supranational institutions, and the fraught EU-Mideast periphery with a particular focus on the twentieth century, the contributors to History and Belonging offer a fascinating survey of the attempt to forge a post-national identity politics.
Stefan Berger has been the Chairman of the Library Foundation of the Ruhr since 2011. He directs the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr University Bochum, and previously held the position of Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History at the University of Manchester.
Caner Tekin is a researcher and teaching assistant at the Ruhr University Bochum.
Subject: 20th Century History
Introduction: Towards a ‘Europeanised’ European history?
Stefan Berger and Caner Tekin
Chapter 1. Exhibiting Post-National Identity: The House of European History
Chapter 2. The European Commission’s Action in Favour of a Historiography of European Integration?
Chapter 3. Representations of the ‘National’ vis-à-vis the ‘European’ at the European Union National Institutes for Culture
Chapter 4. Europe – a Concept in its Own Right or an Intermediate State between National Traditions and Global Interrelatedness? Representations of Europe in Curricula, Textbooks and Surveys
Chapter 5. The Past in English Euroscepticism
Ben Wellings and Chris Gifford
Chapter 6. (Trans)national Memories of the Common Past in the Post-Yugoslav Space
Chapter 7. Disturbing Memories: Coming to Terms with the Stalinist History of Europe
Chapter 8. ‘Glorious, accursed Europe’ – A fictional historian, transcultural Holocaust memory and the quest for a European identity
Chapter 9. Who Lost Turkey? The Consequences of Writing an Exclusionary European History
Chapter 10. Conceptualisations of Turkey’s Past in the European Parliament
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