Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment

Synopsis

In this provocative, wide-ranging history of how the continent of Europe came to be conceived as divided into "Western Europe" and "Eastern Europe," the author shows that it was not a natural distinction, or even an innocent one, but instead was a work of cultural creation, of intellectual artifice, of ideological self-interest and self-promotion.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Stanford, CA
Publication year:
  • 1994