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Imagining Europe

By Chiara Bottici

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In Imagining Europe, Chiara Bottici and BenoƮt 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.

Imagining Europe
Myth, Memory, and Identity
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 7/29/13
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1107272416
ISBN 13: 9781107272415
Print ISBN: 9781107015616

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