A History Of Franco-german Relations In Europe: From Hereditary Enemies To Partners
by C. Germond /
2008 / German / PDF
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This book surveys Franco-German relations from the French Revolution to the 1990s, collecting the most current research from area specialistsThis book surveys Franco-German relations from the French Revolution to the 1990s, collecting the most current research from area specialists. The idea for this book came from the somewhat unexpected difficulty in finding relevant and up-to-date scholarly literature on Franco-German relations in English. It is certainly the case that many studies in French and German have already been devoted to the subject, whereas the academic literature available in English is much sparser and, except for more recent studies examining the contemporary development of Franco-German cooperation in the European Union, often outdated as well. In fact, a comprehensive historical retrospective presenting the current state of international research on Franco-German relations is still not available in English, even as the contribution of France and Germany in and to Europe remains largely misunderstood outside the European Union and especially in the United States. It thus seems important to us to highlight the historical roots of the contemporary Franco-German partnership to an English-speaking readership and contribute to a better understanding of its role in Europe.