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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.

Bismarck

Bismarck

  • Author: Katharine Anne Lerman
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780582037403
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 298
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How did Bismarck, Germany¿s greatest nineteenth century leader, extend and maintain his power? This new Profile examines his strengths as statesman and all the facets of his political career. His many direct achievements included the unification of Germany and the expansion of Prussia. In short, he was the architect of Germany¿s change from cultural region to political nation. In the end he combined egotism and brilliance exceptionally, yet it was still not enough to save him from dismissal by William II.

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.

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

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.

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.

States, Nations and Nationalism

States, Nations and Nationalism

From the Middle Ages to the Present

  • Author: Hagen Schulze
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631209331
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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The first general history of the evolution of European states and nations from medieval times to the present.

Place and Politics

Place and Politics

Local Identity, Civic Culture, and German Nationalism in North Germany During the Revolutionary Era

  • Author: Katherine Aaslestad
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9780391042285
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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This study examines North Germany during the transformative era of the French Revolution, Napoleonic occupation, and Wars of Liberation; it reveals international exploitation, military occupation, economic destruction of the city-state Hamburg as well as the republic s liberation and post-Napoleonic autonomy. Examining shifts within local culture and the role of public opinion on civic morality, this book underscores the relationship between the civic ethics, public language, and collective memory in the construction of political identity and concludes that the transformation in values at the local level ultimately provides the crucial direction in the process of modern nation-building. Throughout the 1800s, the public commemoration and memory of occupation and liberation, rather than the actual Napoleonic experience, shaped the development of German nationalism.