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By Stefan Berger

This better half offers an summary of eu historical past through the ''long'' 19th century, from 1789 to 1914. which includes 32 chapters written by way of major overseas students, it balances insurance of political, diplomatic and foreign heritage with dialogue of financial, social and cultural matters. the amount is split into six elements, exploring: the belief of ''Europeanness'' and the development of eu id, The transition from an agricultural society to at least one in accordance with business creation and foreign exchange, Political advancements, together with the ‘age of revolution’, Labour events and the function of nation and country, highbrow historical past, for instance the recent ideologies of Liberalism and SocialismThemes in cultural heritage, equivalent to literacy, technological know-how, policing and sexuality, the improvement of the foreign approach of serious powers, and the similar questions of conflict, empire and colonialism. all through, the members hide either japanese and Western eu states, together with Britain, and pay massive consciousness to smaller international locations in addition to to the nice powers. in addition they explicitly evaluate specific phenomena and advancements throughout Europe as an entire.

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When the ancient Greeks talked about E␯rp, it is unclear from where and from what language they derived the term. One theory is that the origin is Semitic and that it meant the land in the sunset. From their position in the archipelago of the East Mediterranean, the land in the sunset was to the North as well as to the South of the sea basin, what today is both Europe and Northern Africa. The meaning of Europe had no political implication, but it was just a geographical term to describe one of the points of the compass from the Greek origo.

There was not one church, but many. It was in that situation that there emerged the concept of Europe as connoting universal values. It was with the discourse of the Enlightenment that Europe emerged to fill the void Christianity had left. 3 With the pretension of universalism followed contention about content and shape. The question of insiders and outsiders became crucial. There followed the question of the borderlines of Europe. In this process of cultural construction in particular three borders were identified: Eastern Europe, the USA, and the Orient.

This time she is less aggressive but more watchful in defense of the nation. She has a broadsword and eagle-shield, but is crowned with an oak garland, and otherwise wears medieval women’s clothes rather than armor. The background is an idyllic pastoral view of the Rhine, with beautiful castles and villages to be protected. ” The female personification is young, blonde, and Nordic; she wears no armor but carries a sword and is backed by harvested sheaves: a young female peasant-soldier. She shoulders the Danish national flag like a pike-staff; she is not belligerent, but strong and determined, and the sky behind her is darkening.

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