Domains and Divisions of European History
Edited by Johann P. Arnason and Natalie Doyle
Johann P. Arnason is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Human Studies, Charles University, Prague, and Honorary Research Fellow with the Monash European and EU Centre, Melbourne. His previous books include Social Theory and Japanese Experience: The Dual Civilization (London, 1997) and Civilizations in Dispute: Historical Questions and Theoretical Traditions (Leiden, 2003).
Natalie J. Doyle is a senior lecturer in French and European studies at Monash University, Melbourne and Deputy Director of the Monash European and EU Centre.
List of Contributors Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: European Perspectives on Unity and Division Johann P. Arnason and Natalie J. Doyle Part I: Unity and Division 2. Europe – What Unity? Reflections Between Political Philosophy and Historical Sociology Peter Wagner 3. Modern Trajectories in Eastern European Orthodoxy: Responses to the Post-totalitarian and Post-Cold War Constellation 40 Kristina Stöckl 4. Europe in the Name of Science: The European Dimensions of the Austrian Novara Expedition Irmline Veit-Brause 5. Meso-regionalizing Europe: History Versus Politics Stefan Troebst Part II: The Centre and Its Eastern Extension 6. Polish Conceptions of Unity and Division in Europe: Speculation and Policy M. B. B. Biskupski Contents 7. Where and When Was (East) Central Europe? Michael G. Müller 8. Is There a Central European Type of Nation Formation? Miroslav Hroch 9. Interpreting Europe from East of Centre Johann P. Arnason Part III: Borderlands and Crossroads 10. Romania at the Intersection of Different Europes: Implications of a Pluri-civilizational Encounter Paul Blokker 11. Modern Literature and the Construction of National Identity as European: The Case of Ukraine Marko Pavlyshyn 12. ‘Norden’ as a European Region: Demarcation and Belonging Bo Stråth 13. Alternatives Within the West: French and British Roads to Modernity Natalie J. Doyle Index
Domains and Divisions portrays a continent and its historians as hard at work trying to make sense of its boundaries, its identities, and its trajectories into the future, a continent which is indeed diverse while grappling with its newly-found political unity.
Philipp Nielsen European History Quarterly 42 (2)
...this volume makes for worthwhile reading, not only because the quality of analysis of the individual contributions is very high. Its focus on Eastern Central Europe makes for a rewarding case study of the question of unity and division in Europe which the book seeks to answer. Moreover, many of the remaining essays fill a gap in the current literature as they deal with countries (such as Romania) and themes (the relationship between Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy, the role of science in Europe), which are arguably underrepresented in current debates.
Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 18, No. 4
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Copyright: © 2010
Publication: February 11, 2010
Series: Studies in Social and Political Thought 18