The TransAtlantic reconsidered

The Atlantic world in crisis

Edited by Charlotte A. Lerg, Susanne Lachenicht and Michael Kimmage

The TransAtlantic reconsidered


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1937-7
  • Pages: 200
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: October 2018
  • BIC Category: Atlantic Ocean, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, Politics, North America (USA & Canada), Western Europe, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics, Comparative politics, Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics, Society & social sciences / International relations
  • Series: Key Studies in Diplomacy


Is the Atlantic World in a state of crisis? At a time when many political observers perceive indeed a crisis in transatlantic relations, critical evaluation of past narratives and frameworks in Transatlantic Relations and Atlantic History alike become crucial. This volume provides an academic foundation to critically assess the Atlantic World and to rethink transatlantic relations in a transnational and global perspective.

The TransAtlantic reconsidered brings together leading experts such as Harvard historians Charles S. Maier and Bernard Bailyn and former ERC scientific board member Nicholas Canny. All the scholars represented in this volume have helped to shape, re-shape, and challenge the narrative(s) of the Atlantic World and can thus (re-)evaluate its conceptual basis in view of historiographical developments and contemporary challenges.


Introduction - Susanne Lachenicht, Charlotte A. Lerg, and Michael Kimmage
1 An Interview with Bernard Bailyn
2 'Once more the storm is Howling': On the political Passions in Europe and America and their implications for Transatlantic History - Charles S. Maier
3 Atlantic History: The evolution of a subject - Nicholas Canny
4 Atlantic Studies Today - Philip D. Morgan
5 The transnational transatlantic: Private organizations and governmentality - Giles Scott-Smith
6 Contemporary history as critical perspective: Transatlantic debates about the Nazi past - Konrad H. Jarausch
7 Toward a new diplomatic history of transatlantic relations: America, Europe, and the crises of the 1970s - Ariane Leendertz
8 Transatlantic Catholicism and the making of the 'Christian West' - Giuliana Chamedes
9 From denationalizing history to decanonizing teaching history: A program for the teaching of history in the Post-National Era - Thomas Adam


Charlotte A. Lerg is Assistant Professor in American Cultural History and Transatlantic Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

Susanne Lachenicht is Professor and Chair of Early Modern History at University of Bayreuth, Bavaria

Michael Kimmage is Professor of History at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

The TransAtlantic reconsidered

Edited by Charlotte A. Lerg, Susanne Lachenicht, Michael Kimmage

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