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Book/Printed Material European elites and ideas of empire, 1917-1957

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Title

  • European elites and ideas of empire, 1917-1957

Summary

  • "Who thought of Europe as a community before its economic integration in 1957? Dina Gusejnova illustrates how a supranational European mentality was forged from depleted imperial identities. In the revolutions of 1917 to 1920, the power of the Hohenzollern, Habsburg and Romanoff dynasties over their subjects expired. Even though Germany lost its credit as a world power twice in that century, in the global cultural memory, the old Germanic families remained associated with the idea of Europe in areas reaching from Mexico to the Baltic region and India. Gusejnova's book sheds light on a group of German-speaking intellectuals of aristocratic origin who became pioneers of Europe's future regeneration. In the minds of transnational elites, the continent's future horizons retained the contours of phantom empires"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Gusejnova, Dina, author.

Created / Published

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Contents

  • Part I. Celebrity of Decline -- 1. Famous deaths : subjects of imperial decline -- 2. Shared horizons : the sentimental elite in the Great War -- Part II. 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.

Headings

  • -  Aristocracy (Social class)--Germany--History--20th century
  • -  Elite (Social sciences)--Europe--History--20th century
  • -  Imperialism--Social aspects--Europe--History--20th century
  • -  Intellectuals--Germany--History--20th century
  • -  Supranationalism--Europe--History--20th century
  • -  Transnationalism--Social aspects--Europe--History--20th century
  • -  HISTORY / Europe / General
  • -  Europe--Politics and government--1918-1945
  • -  Europe--Politics and government--1945
  • -  Germany--Intellectual life--20th century
  • -  Germany--Politics and government--20th century

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-316) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (xlvii, 344 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • D727

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019667994

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Chicago citation style:

Gusejnova, Dina, Author. European Elites and Ideas of Empire, -1957. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019667994/.

APA citation style:

Gusejnova, D. (2016) European Elites and Ideas of Empire, -1957. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, New York: Cambridge University Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019667994/.

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Gusejnova, Dina, Author. European Elites and Ideas of Empire, -1957. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019667994/>.