Formations of European Modernity

A Historical and Political Sociology of Europe

  • Gerard Delanty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: A Theoretical Framework

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      Pages 1-29
  3. Sources of the European Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
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      Pages 50-66
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      Pages 67-82
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      Pages 97-109
  4. The Emergence of Modernity

  5. The Present and its Discontents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
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      Pages 302-306
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-338

About this book


This book presents a historical and political sociology of European history and society. It offers a critical interpretation of the course of European history looking at the emergence of the idea of Europe and the emergence of modernity.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century democracy empire enlightenment Europe European history globalization history Nation nationalism political sociology Renaissance Russia sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerard Delanty
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexUK

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