Dr Paul Stock's new book, Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830, explores what literate British people understood by the word 'Europe' in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Was Europe unified by shared religious heritage? Where were the edges of Europe? Was Europe primarily a commercial network or were there common political practices too? Was Britain itself a European country? The book provides a thorough and much-needed historical analysis of Britain's enduringly complex intellectual relationship with Europe.
Dr Paul Stock is Associate Professor of Early Modern International History at LSE. His previous publications include The Shelley-Byron Circle and the Idea of Europe (2010) and The Uses of Space in Early Modern History (ed., 2015).
Professor Matthew Jones is Professor of International History and Head of the Department of International History at LSE.
Sponsored by the department's Conflict and Identity in Europe since the 18th Century and the Pre-Modern East and West research clusters.
The Department of International History (@lsehistory) teaches and conducts research on the international history of Britain, Europe and the world from the early modern era up to the present day.
Photo credit: "Neptunus en Cybele naast een globe, Johannes Willemsz. Munnickhuysen, naar Zacharias Webber (II), 1792", Rijksmuseum.