The Meaning of Europe by Mikael af Malmborg, Bo Stråth

By Mikael af Malmborg, Bo Stråth

Point out the notice Europe in present day society and also you are greeted with a variety of responses, from impassioned debate, to scepticism and outright hostility. but lengthy ahead of the emergence of the fashionable eu Union, the concept that of Europe performed a necessary position within the production of nationwide identification. This booklet considers the wealth of latest and old attitudes in the direction of Europe and the way those differ either inside and among nation-states.Why are a few international locations 'Europhiles' when others are 'Europhobic'? How has Europe alternately been perceived as a danger to neighborhood tradition and identification or because the center of nation-building? Why are person responses to Europe so different? evaluating and contrasting reviews from twelve very diversified international locations, the authors discover the multitude of the way within which verified nationwide discourses are reconciled with an rising identification in the european. In doing so, this booklet makes a huge contribution to what has proved to be probably the most debatable and heated debates of our time.

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Modernity was conceived as a necessary historical phase opening up the whole world toward emancipation through liberty, democracy, science and rationality. It was this universal normative dimension that armed the ideas of the Enlightenment with their unprecedented power and prestige. And this is precisely the reason why ‘Hellenolatry’ became so pivotal an element of European self-perceptions. The classical polis provided the much-needed ideological archetype for the civic, intellectual and artistic virtues of modernity.

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He failed and was eventually executed. But it was only the beginning. The Greek war of independence from 1821 to 1827 was also fought with increasing reference to the emancipating background of classical fighting against Oriental despotism. Very characteristically, for the first time, infants were being given ancient heroic names, in spite of the reaction of a Church which insisted they be named after established saints. Once awakened to the idea of progress, the eternal Greek spirit seemed to be destined not only to be liberated from the barbaric Ottoman yoke, but also to resurrect the principles of modernity, rationality and civilization across the entire backward Near East.

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