Christendom and European Identity: The Legacy of a Grand Narrative Since 1789

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Walter de Gruyter, 2004 - 385 páginas

This book critically explores the idea of Europe since the French Revolution from the perspective of intellectual history. It traces the dominant and recurring theme of Europe-as-Christendom in discourse concerning the relationship of religion, politics and society, in historiography and hermeneutics, and in theories and constructions of identity and 'otherness'. It examines the evolution of a grand narrative by which European elites have sought to define European and national identity. This narrative, the author argues, maintains the existence of common historical and intellectual roots, common values, culture and religion. The book explores its powerful legacy in the positive creation of a sense of European unity, the ways in which it has been exploited for ideological purposes, and its impact on non-Christian communities within Europe.

 

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Contenido

Old and New models of Sovereignty in EuropeasChristendom
17
Chapter 3
52
The significance of the Christendom narrative in 20thcentury
66
The Christendom legacy in 20thcentury federalism
98
Christendom as the Realm of Universal History
113
Christendom as a hermeneutical realm
134
The Christendom legacy in 20thcentury histories
154
From Universal History to the history of Europe as Idea
172
Chapter 12
207
Chapter 13
218
Chapter 15
283
Chapter 17
299
Chapter 18
318
Conclusion
331
Bibliography
347
347
373

Chapter 11
187

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Acerca del autor (2004)

Mary Anne Perkins was a historian of ideas at Kingston University UK and a researcher at the School of Advanced Studies London (retired)

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