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The Un-European Idea: Vichy and Eurafrica in the Historiography of Europeanism
Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria, och religion, Göteborgs universitet.
2014 (English)In: The European Legacy, ISSN 1084-8770, E-ISSN 1470-1316, ISSN 1470-1316, Vol. 19, no 6, 711-729 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Imperialist and collaborationist conceptions of Europeanisms have generally been excluded from mainstream historiography with reference to their alleged un-Europeanness. However, by discussing the ideas and writings of two French Europeanists — Louis Le Fur’s and Rene ́ Viard’s — in the years 1940–41, I argue that it is precisely their Vichyite and imperialist conceptions of Europeanness that underpin their political ideas of a united Europe. Their works therefore call into question a prevailing historiographical narrative of Europeanism as a benign counterpoint to a dark European past. Since, as demonstrated in this article, French Europeanist visions have often been bound up with both collaborationist and imperialist interests, I argue for the need to develop a more inclusive and critical historiographical perspective on the history of Europeanism.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Vol. 19, no 6, 711-729 p.
Keyword [en]
Europeanism, Eurafrica, Vichy, History of European Integration, The Idea of Europe, History of the European Union
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History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262108DOI: 10.1080/10848770.2014.949966OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-262108DiVA: diva2:852343
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