Notions of solidarity and integration in times of war: the idea of Europe, 1914–18

Vermeiren, Jan (2017) Notions of solidarity and integration in times of war: the idea of Europe, 1914–18. European Review of History, 24 (6). pp. 874-888. ISSN 1350-7486

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Abstract

This article argues that the First World War did not just aggravate nationalist sentiments but also encouraged intercultural exchange and a better understanding of other societies and ways of life. Indeed, the wartime prevalence of notions of solidarity and integration requires more attention and careful analysis. The essay explores three key issues, focusing in particular on solidarity practices and transnational interaction. It investigates military alliances, the collaboration between national independence movements, and the role of neutral countries as refuge and gathering place of pacifist groups and intellectuals. Many of these actors discussed and promoted forms of at least regional cooperation in post-war Europe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: solidarity,european history,first world war,internationalism,military alliances,independence movements,neutrality,pacifism
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 01:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64906
DOI: 10.1080/13507486.2017.1349739

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