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TitleFormations of European Modernity [electronic resource] : A Historical and Political Sociology of Europe / by Gerard Delanty
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 2nd ed. 2019
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Descript LIX, 479 p. 1 illus. online resource


This book presents a historical and political sociology of European history and society. It offers a critical interpretation of the course of European history looking at the emergence of the idea of Europe and the formation of modernity. Now fully updated, Delanty's second edition features commentary on Brexit, populism, the refugee crisis, and secessionism, as well as additional coverage of colonialism and the wider global context. The book will be in an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of historical sociology, the history of Europe, nations and modernity, political sociology, and political and social theory


A Introduction: A Theoretical Framework -- Part 1 Sources of the Europe Heritage -- 1. The European Inter-Civilizational Constellation -- 2. The Greco-Roman and Judaic Legacies -- 3. Christianity in the Making of Europe -- 4. Between East and West: The Byzantine Legacy and Russia -- 5. The Islamic World and Islam in Europe -- Part 2 The Emergence of Modernity -- 6. The Renaissance and the Rise of European Consciousness -- 7. Unity and Divisions in Early modern European History: The Emergence of a Westernized Europe -- 8. The Enlightenment and the Idea of Europe -- 9. The Rise of the Nation-State and the Allure of Empire: Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism -- 10. Europe as a World Historical Region: A Global Perspective on the European Formation of Modernity -- 11. The Historical Regions of Europe: Civilizational Backgrounds and Multiple Routes to Modernity -- 12. Europe in the Short Twentieth Century: Conflicting Projects of Modernity. Part 3 The Present and its Discontents -- 13. Europe since 1989: Globalization, Europeanization and the Crisis of the Nation-State in Late Modernity -- 14. Age of Austerity: Contradictions of Capitalism and Democracy and the Crisis of European Integration -- 15. 'The Centre Cannot Hold': The Return of Nationalism and the Specter of Authoritarian Democracy -- 16. Memory, Heritage and History: The European Heritage as a Conflict of Interpretations -- Conclusion: Europe - A Defence

Historical sociology Political sociology Europe-History Europe-Politics and government Historical Sociology. Political Sociology. European History. European Politics. Sociological Theory.


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