European Self-Reflection between Politics and Religion

The Crisis of Europe in the Twentieth Century

  • Lars K. Bruun
  • Karl Christian Lammers
  • Gert Sørensen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Lars K. Bruun, Karl Christian Lammers, Gert Sørensen
      Pages 1-21
  3. Contesting European Identities: Fascism and the Challenges from within

  4. Renegotiating the Religious-Secular Divide

  5. Post-War Reinterpretation of European Heritage

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 246-247

About this book


This collection of essays suggests new ways of looking at the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. The long 'European civil war' revealed that Europe, far from being formed by a one-track progression, has followed several tracks or fault lines, leading to a number of contrasts in European self-perception.


20th century civil war democracy dictatorship Europe fascism Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars K. Bruun
    • 1
  • Karl Christian Lammers
    • 2
  • Gert Sørensen
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.The Saxo InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Department of English, German and Romance StudiesUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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