Can expertise be a powerful force that both connects and fragments a continent like Europe? How were experts to cope with the dark side of their work from aligning with Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin to feeding the Cold War?
Focusing on experts in technology and science, Building Europe on Expertise unravels a reading of European history you might not even have considered an option before. It shows that modern Europe was built by experts using their unique knowledge to shape societies, set political agendas, and establish collaborations which proved decisive in integrating the continent. The exciting, unknown and accessible case studies that this book has to offer you are being accompanied by 80 unique illustrations from all parts of Europe.