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Fifty Years of Europe By Jan Morris

Fifty Years of Europe
by Jan Morris

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Ranging from the evocations of megalithic religion to sensations of barge travel on the Rhine, from the gloom of Warsaw during the Cold War to the weird euphoria of Albania in the 1990s, this collection of reflections and observations presents a panoramic and idiosyncratic impression of Europe in a period of transition during the last 50 years.
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Fifty Years of Europe: An Album by Jan Morris

Ranging from the evocations of megalithic religion to sensations of barge travel on the Rhine, from the gloom of Warsaw during the Cold War to the weird euphoria of Albania in the 1990s, this collection of reflections and observations presents a panoramic and idiosyncratic impression of Europe in a period of transition during the last 50 years.

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An introduction - seeing the scene for contemplation, on a bollard in Trieste; Holy symptoms - sacred complexities of Europe, starting with Paganism, ending with art; the mishmash - Europe's ethnic and geographical confusion, embracing frontiers, minorities, enclaves, islands, anomalies ad miscellaneous surprises; nations, states and bloody power - the mess the Europeans have made of their continent, country by country; the Internet - despite itself, Europe is bound together by habit and technique; spasms of unity - six attempts to make a whole of Europe, from the Holy Roman Empire to the European union. An epilogue - wry smiles and brave hopes, back on the Trieste waterfront.

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GOR004725832
Fifty Years of Europe: An Album by Jan Morris
Jan Morris
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1997-10-30
384
0670863874
9780670863877
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