European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957

European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957

By Dina Gusejnova
Book Description

A study of the genesis of ‘European civilisation’ as a concept of 20th-C EU political practice & as a specific project of a transnational network of EU elites, examining how they sought to rehabilitate EU identity as a response to a crisis of belonging following the 1917-1920 revolutions & the collapse of the Hohenzollern, Habsburg & RU Empires.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Half-title page
  • Series page
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Figures
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Part I Precarious elites
    • 1 Famous deaths: subjects of imperial decline
    • 2 Shared horizons: the sentimental elite in the Great War
  • Part II The power of prestige
    • 3 Soft power: Pan-Europeanism after the Habsburgs
    • 4 The German princes: an aristocratic fraction in the democratic age
    • 5 Crusaders of civility: the legal internationalism of the Baltic Barons
  • Part III Phantom empires
    • 6 Knights of many faces: the dream of chivalry and its dreamers
    • 7 Apostles of elegy: Bloomsbury’s continental connections
  • Epilogue
  • Archives
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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