"So verglich Comenius 1623 die Tätigkeit der Historiker mit der Sicht durch Fernrohre, die posaunengleich über die Schultern nach rückwärts weisen ...." 

Standortbindung und Zeitlichkeit


Bo Stråth (Curriculum Vitae) was 2007-2014 Finnish Academy Distinguished Professor  in Nordic, European and World History and Director of Research at the Department of World Cultures / Centre of Nordic Studies (CENS), University of Helsinki. 1997-2007 he was Professor of Contemporary History at the European University Institute in Florence, and 1990-1996 Professor in History at the University of Gothenburg.

Bo Stråth's research has focused on philosophy of history and political, social and economic theory of modernity, from a conceptual history perspective with special attention to questions of what keeps societies together or divides them, and how community is constructed. A special field of interest in this perspective is the history of European integration and the exploration of Europe in its global historical (19th-20th century) context through the method of  conceptual history.


Published 2017

About European Modernity

Published 2016

Europe's Utopias of Peace



From the Introd uction

From   chapter   3  

From  chapter  6

From the  Epilogue 



A brief history of political economy