NINE CENTRES OF EUROGENESIS
The aim of the paper is to analyse the process of spreading of the former Roman-Latin centre on the majoraty of Europe's area labelled by 'markers' of other centres which were absorber during that process. Three of them shaped under the influence of Latin civilization from the beginning of the European history turned into one entity creating the 'old' European Union of 15 states. One of them (the Pskov-Novogrod) was absorbed by Russia and disappeared from the map. The remaining five were of a more or less oriental character and their cultural processing required more time. Some of them have remained oriental and resistant to European standards. The method used to analyse the above-mentioned process is 'von Thunen model' named after the 19th century researcher of the 'circles' of spreading of agrarian revolution in Europe and the laws ruling radiating of urban centres on rural areas surrounding them. Today from the point of view of European and world's history we can assume that the integration processes which led to formation and enlargement of the European Union correspond to the mechanism of 'civilization circles' based on the 'von Thunen model'. They also constitute a theoretical generalization of historical reality: the process of enlargement of the original centre at the cost of absorbed peripheries.
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