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The Space of Crisis

Images and Ideas of Europe in the Age of Crisis: 1914–1945

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Edited By Vittorio Dini and Matthew D'Auria

Focusing on European cultural and intellectual history in first half of the twentieth century, The Space of Crisis investigates how notions of crisis and changing perceptions of space influenced the way Europeans imagined themselves, their past and their future.
The book is an attempt to reassess some of the main assumptions of historians and political theorists about the way intellectuals, artists, legal theorists and historians interpreted Europe’s crisis during the 1920s and 1930s. By so doing, it investigates the intellectual foundations of the ensuing federalist and Europeanist movements, highlighting the importance of the writings of those years in understanding today’s Europe and its current predicaments.

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Acknowledgements ................................................................................ 9 INTRODUCTION Notions of Crisis, Shifting Spatialities, and Images of Europe ........ 11 Vittorio Dini and Matthew D’Auria PART I THE CRISIS OF THE EUROPEAN MIND The French Museum as a Paradigm of Europe’s Crisis. Some Reflections on Paul Valéry’s Writings .................................... 29 Annamaria Ducci Europe as Pharmakon ......................................................................... 47 Zoran Milutinović An American Future? Perceptions of the United States and the Idea of Europe in the Interwar Period ................................. 67 Richard Deswarte PART II POLITICS AND THE SPACE OF EUROPE Reason of State in the European Intellectual Space during the Interwar Period ................................................................. 91 Laurie Catteeuw Einaudi, Agnelli and Cabiati. Criticizing the League of Nations and Imagining European Unity .................. 105 Annamaria Amato “Against the state”. Carlo Rosselli and the Social Space of European Federalism .................................................................... 117 Matthew D’Auria Nation State and Empire in German Political Thought. Europe and the Myth of the Reich ................................................... 135 Jan Vermeiren 8 Eurotopias: Coudenhove-Kalergi’s Pan-Europa and Rohan’s Europäischer Kulturbund ............................................ 161 Anita Prettenthaler-Ziegerhofer PART III THE CRISIS OF LEGAL ORDER The Kelsen / Schmitt Debate. Heller’s Solution and the Future of Europe .................................................................. 181 Francesca Ferraro The crisis of European Public Law. The Search for a Post-Statist Juridical Space ................................. 197 Adalgiso Amendola Crisis and Democracy. Dewey’s International Mind ...................... 211 Adriano Vinale Notes on Contributors ....................................................................... 223

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