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Domains and Divisions of European History
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Domains and Divisions of European History

Johann P. Arnason and Natalie Doyle

Abstract

The patterns of unity and division that define Europe as a historical region have been discussed in some important works, but this complex set of questions merits a more sustained debate. The disappearance of the Cold War regimes reinforced visions of European unity, but it also brought older historical divisions back into focus. The enlargement of the European Union has posed new problems of integration across cultural and political borders rooted in historical experiences. At the same time, the core countries of the union have confronted issues that reveal the enduring importance of identiti ... More

Keywords: Cold War, European unity, division, European Union, integration, cultural borders, political borders, historical sociology, regional identity, Central Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312144
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315251

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Johann P. Arnason, editor

Natalie Doyle, editor

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