A critical analysis of the idea of Europe and the limits and possibilities of a European identity in the broader perspective of history. This book argues that the crucial issue is the articulation of a new identity that is based on post-national citizenship rather than ambivalent notions of unity.
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2 The Origins of the Idea of Europe
3 The Westernisation of Europe
The Shifting Frontier
5 Europe in the Age of Modernity
6 Europe in the Mirror of the Orient
7 The Crisis of European Identity
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