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Introduction

Djokic, Dejan. 2006. Introduction. European History Quarterly, 36(3), pp. 347-349. ISSN 0265-6914 [Article]

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When Winston Churchill declared in his Fulton speech of March 1946 that ‘an iron curtain has descended across the [European] Continent’, he had coined a phrase which would become one of the most recognizable metaphors of the second half of the twentieth century. A continent divided by the Iron Curtain was how Europe was perceived popularly, but also within the community of historians and other scholars engaged in the study of post-war Europe. (The later metaphor of the Berlin Wall as the symbolic barrier between the two ideologies, and two worlds, was merely a variation on the same theme.)

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1177/0265691406065278

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UNSPECIFIEDhttp://eprints.gold.ac.uk/3460/

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History

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2006Published

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3802

Date Deposited:

01 Oct 2010 10:57

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27 Jun 2017 10:11

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3802

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