Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the Presence of the Past


How has memory--collective and individual--influenced European politics in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Cold War? How has the past been used in domestic struggles for power, and how have 'historical lessons' been applied in foreign policy? This book is the first to examine the connection between memory and politics directly. The chapters combine theoretical innovation with historical, empirically-grounded case studies of major European countries. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to historians of contemporary Europe, political scientists and sociologists.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jan-Werner Müller
  • Timothy Snyder
  • Robert Gildea
  • Thomas Berger
  • Anne Deighton
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002


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