100 Books on Europe to Remember

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100_booksThe website “100 books on Europe to Remember” offers a selection of academic, intellectual and political works on the European idea and the development of the European integration process.

Readers will find a mix of memoirs by protagonists like Adenauer, Monnet and Delors,  works on the history of Europe (Judt, Pomian) and essays on European identity (Benda, Veil) spanning the entire period of post-war European integration.

The site is the brainchild of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and Parliament’s Secretary-General Klaus Welle. Its aim is to facilitate public access to a selection of literary works which have made a significant contribution to the process or understanding of European integration.

On Tuesday, 3 March 2015, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) Library held a special event to introduce the website. The opening speech by Martin Schulz can be seen here:

Since the launch of the website the selection of works has grown to 125 books and pamphlets, and is still growing. Due to copyright restraints not all the books are full text available. In that case the reader is limited to a biography of the author and an abstract of the publication.