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The Course of German Nationalism

The Course of German Nationalism

From Frederick the Great to Bismarck 1763-1867

  • Author: Hagen Schulze
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521377591
  • Category: History
  • Page: 174
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The arduous path from the colorful diversity of the Holy Roman Empire to the Prussian-dominated German nation-state, Bismarck's German Empire of 1871, led through revolutions, wars and economic upheavals, but also through the cultural splendor of German Classicism and Romanticism. Hagen Schulze takes a fresh look at late eighteenth and nineteenth century German history, explaining it as the interaction of revolutionary forces from below and from above, of economics, politics, and culture. None of the results were predetermined, and yet their outcome was of momentous significance for all of Europe, if not the world.

Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany

Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany

1806-1871

  • Author: John Breuilly
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317860748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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It is often argued that the unification of Germany in 1871 was the inevitable result of the convergence of Prussian power and German nationalism. John Breuilly here shows that the true story was much more complex. For most of the nineteenth century Austria was the dominant power in the region. Prussian-led unification was highly unlikely up until the 1860s and even then was only possible because of the many other changes happening in Germany, Europe and the wider world.

Imperial Germany 1850-1918

Imperial Germany 1850-1918

  • Author: Edgar Feuchtwanger
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134620721
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Imperial Germany focuses on the domestic political developments of the period, putting them into context through a balanced guide to the economic and social background, culture and foreign policy. This important study explores the tensions caused within an empire which was formed through war, against the prevailing liberal spirit of the age and poses many questions among them: * Was the desire to unify Germany the cause of the aggressive foreign policy leading to the First World War? * To what extent was Bismarck's Second Reich the forerunner of Hitler's Third? * Did Bismarck's authoritarian rule permanently hinder the political development of Germany? Recent debates raised by German scholarship are made accessible to English speaking readers, and the book summarises the important controversies and competing interpretations of imperial German history.

The Castles of the Rhine

The Castles of the Rhine

Recreating the Middle Ages in Modern Germany

  • Author: Robert R. Taylor
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 1554588014
  • Category: History
  • Page: 407
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Far from being mere antiquarian or sentimental curiosities, the rebuilt or reused fortresses of the Rhine reflect major changes in Germany and Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Taylor begins The Castles of the Rhine with a synopsis of the major political, social and intellectual changes that influenced castle rebuilding in the nineteenth century. He then focuses on selected castles, describing their turbulent histories from the time of their original construction, through their destruction or decay, to their rediscovery in the 1800s and their continued preservation today. Reading this book is equivalent to looking at history though a romantic-nationalist kaleidoscope. Amply illustrated with maps and photographs, The Castles of the Rhine is a wonderful companion for anyone with dreams or experience of journeying along the Rhine.

Modern Prussian History: 1830-1947

Modern Prussian History: 1830-1947

  • Author: Philip G. Dwyer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317886992
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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The rise of Prussia and subsequent unification of Germany under Prussia was one of the most important events in modern European history.However, the fact that this unification was brought about as a result of the Prussian military has led to many misconceptions about the nature of Prussia, and consequently of Germany, which persist to this day. This collection sets out to correct them. Beginning in 1830, and finishing with the official dissolution of Prussia by the Allies in 1947, the book takes a broad approach: chapters cover the conservatives and the monarchy, industrialisation, the transformation of the rural and urban environment, the labour movement, the tensions between Catholics and Protestants within the state, and the debate about the links between Prussian militarism and the final tragedy of Nazi Germany. By focusing on the social, religious and political tensions that helped define the course of Prussian history, the book also throws light on the development of modern German history.

A History of Modern Germany

A History of Modern Germany

1800 to the Present

  • Author: Martin Kitchen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444396897
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present. Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changes Features updated and extended coverage of German social change and modernization, class, religion, and gender Includes more in depth coverage of the German Democratic Republic Examines Germany's social, political, and economic history Covers the unification of Germany, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, post-war division, the collapse of Communism, and developments since re-unification Addresses regional history rather than focusing on the dominant role of Prussia

The State of Germany

The State of Germany

the national idea in the making, unmaking, and remaking of a modern nation-state

  • Author: John Breuilly
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 243
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Germany came into being as a single state in 1871. Twice defeated in war, it has been destroyed as a nation-state and now again reunified. This book, by means of a series of essays spanning the late eighteenth century up to the events of 1989 - 90, probes the role of the national idea in this dramatic history. It will help all those interested in both the German past and the German present to understand the changing meanings of the national idea and its political significance. The distinguished contributors include James Sheehan, William Carr, Mary Fulbrook, Peter Alter and Wolf Gruner.

Nationalism in Europe and America

Nationalism in Europe and America

Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775

  • Author: Lloyd S. Kramer
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807869058
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Examining the history of nationalism's pervasive influence on modern politics and cultural identities, Lloyd Kramer discusses how nationalist ideas gained emotional and cultural power after the revolutionary upheavals in the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Nationalism in Europe and America analyzes the multiple historical contexts and intellectual themes that have shaped modern nationalist cultures, including the political claims for national sovereignty, the emergence of nationalist narratives in historical writing and literature, the fusion of nationalism and religion, and the overlapping conceptions of gender, families, race, and national identities. Kramer emphasizes the similarities in American and European nationalist thought, showing how European ideas about land, history, and national destiny flourished in the United States while American ideas about national independence and political rights reappeared among European nationalists and also influenced the rise of anticolonial nationalisms in twentieth-century Asia and Africa. By placing nationalist ideas and conflicts within the specific, cross-cultural framework of Atlantic history and extending his analysis to the twentieth-century world wars, Kramer offers readers a thoughtful perspective on nationalism's enduring political and cultural importance throughout the modern world.

The Longman companion to European nationalism, 1789-1920

The Longman companion to European nationalism, 1789-1920

  • Author: Raymond Pearson,Longman (Firm)
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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True Women and Westward Expansion

True Women and Westward Expansion

  • Author: Adrienne Caughfield
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603446036
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 191
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In the early nineteenth century, many women championed expansion for the cause of civilization while avoiding the masculine world of politics. Caughfield mines the diaries and letters of ninety Texas women, offering a new understanding of not only gender roles in the West but also the impulse for expansionism.