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Europe in Love : Contemporary History and Fiction in the German 'European Novel'

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DETERING, Nicolas, 2016. Europe in Love : Contemporary History and Fiction in the German 'European Novel'. In: KLÄGER, Florian, ed., Gerd BAYER, ed.. Early modern constructions of Europe : literature, culture, history. New York:Routledge, pp. 90-110. ISBN 978-1-138-93159-6. Available under: doi: 10.4324/9781315679686

@incollection{Detering2016Europ-42959, title={Europe in Love : Contemporary History and Fiction in the German 'European Novel'}, year={2016}, doi={10.4324/9781315679686}, number={29}, isbn={978-1-138-93159-6}, address={New York}, publisher={Routledge}, series={Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture}, booktitle={Early modern constructions of Europe : literature, culture, history}, pages={90--110}, editor={Kläger, Florian and Bayer, Gerd}, author={Detering, Nicolas} }

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