Jürgen Wertheimer: Europe. Penguin (Hardcover, Hotlist, History)


A history of its cultures

Original Title: Europa - eine Geschichte seiner Kulturen

Hardcover with jacket, 576 pages, 15.0 x 22.7 cm, 5.9 x 8.9 in., 80 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-328-60063-3
€ 26.00 [D] | € 26.80 [A] | CHF 36.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: March 16, 2020
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Jürgen  Wertheimer - Europe


A cultural history for Europe today – from ancient until present times

What is keeping Europe together? In a new cultural history of Europe from the mythical beginnings until today, literature expert and cultural scientist Jürgen Wertheimer shows readers what makes up the continent's DNA: Europe has always seen itself as a community of diversity subject to continual change both from within and without, to negotiation, strife and discussion without committing itself to one single self-perception.

Precisely this is one of its strengths - in spite of all the crises and wars: since antiquity a culture of enquiry, introspection and openness has developed as mirrored in the cultural legacy of the past centuries, especially in the field of literature. It is a culture that is both loved and admired by many all over the world and also distrusted, feared and antagonised. Reason enough to take a closer look.

»This very readable book clearly demonstrates that change has been a constant in the cultural history of Europe.«

Der Spiegel


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