1st Edition

Visions and Ideas of Europe during the First World War





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ISBN 9780367784454
March 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

Given the destruction and suffering caused by more than four years of industrialised warfare and economic hardship, scholars have tended to focus on the nationalism and hatred in the belligerent countries, holding that it led to a fundamental rupture of any sense of European commonality and unity. It is the central aim of this volume to correct this view and to highlight that many observers saw the conflict as a ‘European civil war’, and to discuss what this meant for discourses about Europe. Bringing together a remarkable range of compelling and highly original topics, this collection explores notions, images, and ideas of Europe in the midst of catastrophe.

Table of Contents

Introduction



Jan Vermeiren and Matthew D’Auria





Decadence, Messianism, and Redemption: Thinking Europe’s Apocalypse, 1914–1918



Matthew D’Auria





In Defence of Europe: Russia in German Intellectual Discourse, 1914-1918



Jan Vermeiren





Europe in the German Pacifists’ Discourse during the Great War



Landry Charrier





A New World? German and French Debates about America and Europe during the First World War



Egbert Klautke





Élie Faure, his Visions of War and his Image of Europe



Annamaria Ducci





Max Waechter, Anglo-German rapprochement and the European Unity League, 1906–1924



Ulrich Tiedau





‘La Jeune Europe’: Masses, Anti-militarism and Moral Reformation in the Banfi-Caffi Correspondence (1910-1919)



Marcello Gisondi





Eagle and Dwarf: Polish Concepts of East Central Europe, 1914–1921



Maciej Górny





Ideas of Europe in Neutral Spain (1914-1918)



Maximiliano Fuentes Codera





Europe under Threat: Visual Projections of Europe in Raemaekers’ First World War Cartoons



Richard Deswarte





The Tenacity of European Self-Esteem at the Time of the First World War: Examples from Architecture and the Visual Arts



Michael Wintle





The Legacy of War and the Idea of Europe in the 1920s



Mark Hewitson





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Biography

Jan Vermeiren and Matthew D’Auria teach History at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.