Jacobs’ EU Guide Book – The Landmark Sites of European Integration

Now available!
Paperback: £17€20$24 USD

Description

Jacobs’ EU Guide Book is a new concept that brings the European Union alive!

It features a country-by-country gazetteer of both the “places of memory” of European integration and the current “places of work” that will help you make sense of what the EU is all about. It includes coverage of every EU member state plus the UK and Switzerland.

Francis Jacobs will be discussing the themes of his book in:
EPRS online Book Talk: Discovering the places that have shaped today’s EU

31 May 2022, 13:30 Brussels

Register here: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/events/details/eprs-online-book-talk-discovering-the-pl/20220516EOT06521

This is a book for:

  • visitors to the EU institutions, museums, historic houses and other places of memory
  • people working for or with the EU who want to see the “big picture”
  • students of European history, politics and EU affairs
  • armchair travellers interested in a different perspective on Europe from the usual national guide books

The book is illustrated throughout with 370 mostly colour photographs. It introduces historic personalities and the big themes of EU history, and it includes maps of the EU quarters of Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Brussels. And while the main focus of the book is on the EU, the broader history of European integration is also referenced to provide a wider context.

This is a guide book with a difference … about discovery and all the joy and delight that this holds as our shared European experience is revealed through the places and people traced in its pages”. From the foreword by Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament

The author at the Jean Monnet House at Bazoches in France
The author at the Jean Monnet House at Bazoches in France

Table of Contents

Introductory sections include maps of the EU quarters of Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Brussels, an overview of the scope of the book and a foreword by Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament.

Part I of the book describes the history and main personalities of European integration including topics such as the search for a European capital.

Part II is the main part of the book, the A-Z gazetteer of places. It is organised by country, covering every EU member state plus the UK and Switzerland.

For each country there are the “places of memory” and the “places of work”.

The “places of memory” include the homes of the founding fathers, other pioneers of European integration, and later key figures; locations associated with landmark events; and other places of particular resonance such as the early headquarters of EU institutions or sites associated with the federalist movement.

The “places of work” include not just the major institutional buildings in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg but the dozens of EU agencies dispersed around the member states as well as the EU Houses in national capitals.

Annexes include an Index of People and an Index of Places.

About Francis B Jacobs

Francis B. Jacobs was an official at the Euro­pean Parliament from 1979 to 2016. He is a Visiting Professor at the Collegio Europeo in Parma in Italy and current Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at University College Dublin. His pub­lications include co-authorship of nine suc­cessive editions of the standard textbook on the European Parliament, first published in 1990.

Product Details

Publication Date
16 May 2022
Format
Paperback
Page Count
256
Dimensions
165 x 235mm
ISBN
9781838089887