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Between Yesterday And Tomorrow : German Visions of Europe, 1926-1950

By: Bailey, Christian.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013Description: 1 online resource (274 p.).ISBN: 9781782381402.Subject(s): Civil society -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | Civil society -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | Democracy -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | Europe -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945 | European federation -- History -- 20th century | Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933 | Germany (West) -- Politics and government | Socialism -- Europe -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Between Yesterday And Tomorrow : German Visions of Europe, 1926-1950DDC classification: 321.0409409041 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 - Making the Case for Europe; Chapter 2 - The Defence of Europe in Merkur; Chapter 3 - The Internationaler Sozialistischer Kampfbund; Chapter 4 - The Rise and Fall of a Socialist Europe; Chapter 5 -M 'An Island Surrounded by land'; Chapter 6 - 'Europe our Fatherland, Bavaria our Heimat!'; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary: An intellectual and cultural history of mid-twentieth century plans for European integration, this book calls into question the usual pre- and post-war periodizations that have structured approaches to twentieth-century European history. It focuses not simply on the ideas of leading politicians but analyses debates about Europe in "civil society" and the party-political sphere in Germany, asking if, and how, a "permissive consensus" was formed around the issue of integration. Taking Germany as its case study, the book offers context to the post-war debates, analysing the continuities that e
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Between Yesterday and Tomorrow; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 - Making the Case for Europe; Chapter 2 - The Defence of Europe in Merkur; Chapter 3 - The Internationaler Sozialistischer Kampfbund; Chapter 4 - The Rise and Fall of a Socialist Europe; Chapter 5 -M 'An Island Surrounded by land'; Chapter 6 - 'Europe our Fatherland, Bavaria our Heimat!'; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

An intellectual and cultural history of mid-twentieth century plans for European integration, this book calls into question the usual pre- and post-war periodizations that have structured approaches to twentieth-century European history. It focuses not simply on the ideas of leading politicians but analyses debates about Europe in "civil society" and the party-political sphere in Germany, asking if, and how, a "permissive consensus" was formed around the issue of integration. Taking Germany as its case study, the book offers context to the post-war debates, analysing the continuities that e

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Scholars usually divide 20th-century European and German historiography into three parts: a period of war, civil war, and revolution from 1914 to 1945; a period of division during the Cold War from 1945 to 1989-91; and a period of integration, globalization, and new uncertainties thereafter. This book, however, is an interpretation of the ideas for a united Europe that transcends these apparently rigid dates. Bailey (Open Univ.) suggests that while Europeans have been struggling to define the terms of future integration since 1991, they may be better off looking at the past, especially their roots in the interwar period and in the "lost Europes" imagined by postwar civic society journals and organizations, such as Merkur: The German Journal of European Thought. Bailey's approach adds a thorough analysis of journals, clubs, and organizations that functioned as important intermediaries between the private and public spheres. At times, the author overemphasizes their influence, as most drew their membership and support from the elites, but otherwise his refreshing, well-written, and convincingly argued intellectual history complements traditional historiography. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above. H. P. Langerbein Southern Arkansas University

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<p>Christian Bailey is Assistant Professor of History at Purchase College, State University of New York. After having completed his PhD at Yale University, he was appointed Max Kade Fellow at the Free University in Berlin and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the History of Emotions Research Center in the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.</p>

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