Progress, decline, and redemption: Understanding war and imagining Europe, 1870s–1890s

D'Auria, Matthew (2018) Progress, decline, and redemption: Understanding war and imagining Europe, 1870s–1890s. European Review of History, 25 (5). pp. 686-704. ISSN 1350-7486

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to shed light on the ways in which ideas of and discourses about Europe were influenced by some readings of war and war violence from the 1870s to the 1890s. This aim is pursued by considering the dichotomy progress/decadence, a crucial opposition for grasping images and notions of Europe as well as interpretations of warfare violence. The article focuses on the works of Max Nordau, Friedrich Nietzsche, and the young Paul Valéry at a time when, in intellectual and academic circles, there was an increasing fear of European decadence and degeneration.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66893
DOI: 10.1080/13507486.2018.1471046

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