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The Space of Crisis

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

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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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The present volume is based on a selection of papers, duly revised and lengthened, presented at a conference “The Space of Crisis and the Crisis of Space. Europe 1914-1945”, held in Salerno on 14-16 April 2010. The conference was made possible by the generous funding of the Department of Social, Political and Communication Sciences of the University of Salerno.

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