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LLANOS REYES, Claudio. ILLUSIONS AND BLINDNESS: VIEWS OF EUROPE BETWEEN 1922 AND 1939 FROM THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS. hist.crit. [online]. 2011, n.45, pp. 144-159. ISSN 0121-1617.
This article explores how the European academic world viewed the situation in Europe between the wars, that is, its representations, hopes, and despair. Its aim is to better understand the perspectives from which various intellectual sectors observed and characterized Europe. It also questions the interpretations that propose the existence of a European civil war between 1914 and 1945. Additionally, the article shows the diversity of ideas that existed within just one sector of the European intellectual and academic world (those present in the journal of the Royal Institute of International Affairs) and their level of awareness regarding the problems facing the continent.
Keywords : Europe; interwar period; academics; representations.