The New History of Europe collection offers synthetic overviews of the research subjects analyzed by the LabEx Écrire une histoire nouvelle de l’Europe (EHNE). The EHNE project consists of 7 research areas: Material civilization, Europe within a political epistemology, European humanism, Europe, Europeans, and the world, Wars and the traces of war, Gender and Europe, and European art. Each of these research areas has its own dynamics and temporalities. Taken in their globality and their interactions with one another, they represent a complex and changing European reality consisting of networks, conflicts, and shared
projects. This is the reality that EHNE seeks to better understand and present.
The first work in this collection, Vaincus! Histoires de défaites [The Vanquished! A History of Defeats], is part of an original approach that grasps the duality of defeat and victory in a different manner. The history of Europe and its nations was most often written in connection with victories. Yet these histories were also largely fashioned by defeats. The attention given to the flip side of victory enables a renewed reading of European history.