History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity : Unifying Divisions

By: Sierp, AlineMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge Studies in Modern European History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (205 p.)ISBN: 9781317662051Subject(s): European Union | Group identity -- European Union countries | Group identity -- Political aspects -- Europe | National characteristics, European | Nationalism -- European Union countriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity : Unifying DivisionsDDC classification: 940 LOC classification: D1055 .S58 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 History, Memory and Public Policy; 2 Forty Years of National Memory Constructions; 3 The Europeanisation of National Memory; 4 A European Memory?; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community of remembrance still does not exist. By tracing the evolution of specific memory cultures in two successor countries of the Fascist/Nazi regime (Italy and Germany) and the impact of structural changes upon them, the book investigates wider democratic processes, particularly concerning the conservation and transmission of values and the definition of identity on different levels. It a
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 History, Memory and Public Policy; 2 Forty Years of National Memory Constructions; 3 The Europeanisation of National Memory; 4 A European Memory?; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index

This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community of remembrance still does not exist. By tracing the evolution of specific memory cultures in two successor countries of the Fascist/Nazi regime (Italy and Germany) and the impact of structural changes upon them, the book investigates wider democratic processes, particularly concerning the conservation and transmission of values and the definition of identity on different levels. It a

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Aline Sierp is currently Lecturer in European Studies at Maastricht University. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative European Politics and History from the University of Siena. Before joining the University of Maastricht, she worked as researcher at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

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