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The entanglements of Europe: History, Geography, Identity

Webster, A.ORCID: 0000-0002-9727-9516 and Roberts-Pedersen, E. (2018) The entanglements of Europe: History, Geography, Identity. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 64 (3). pp. 367-377.

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Europe is a continent of extraordinary variety and diversity geographically, ethnically, nationally, culturally, economically and politically. Yet at the same time all its parts are and always have been so deeply linked by their destiny that this continent can accurately be described as a single albeit complex political entity. Anything crucial in any area of human endeavour occurring anywhere in Europe always has had both direct and indirect consequences for our continent as a whole. The history of Europe is, in fact, the history of a constant searching and reshaping of its internal structures and the relationship of its parts. Today, if we talk about a single European civilization or about common European values, history, traditions, and destiny, what we are referring to is more the fruit of this tendency toward integration than its cause.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Copyright: © 2018 The University of Queensland and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
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