Germans and East

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This volume provides an historical overview of the relationship between Germany, German speakers, and successive waves of German colonists with their eastern neighbors over the period from the Middle Ages to the present. The collection of essays by 28 leading experts includes the most recent scholarship together with fresh perspectives on the subject.
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Overview


This volume provides an historical overview of the relationship between Germany, German speakers, and successive waves of German colonists with their eastern neighbors over the period from the Middle Ages to the present. The collection of essays by 28 leading experts includes the most recent scholarship together with fresh perspectives on the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557534439
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Central European Studies
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Franz A.J. Szabo is Professor of Austrian and Habsburg History and Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He has published widely in Europe and in North America and is the author of the award-winning Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism, 1753-1780 (1994). Charles Ingrao is Professor of History at Purdue University. He has authored or edited many books on central Europe.
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Table of Contents

Introduction   Franz A.J. Szabo   Charles Ingrao     1
The Middle Ages$dIntroduced by Klaus Zernack     9
Before Colonization: Christendom at the Slav Frontier and Pagan Resistance   Christian Lubke     17
Medieval Colonization in East Central Europe   Jan M. Piskorski     27
The Most Unique Crusader State: The Teutonic Order in the Development of the Political Culture of Northeastern Europe during the Middle Ages   Paul W. Knoll     37
An Amicable Enmity: Some Peculiarities in Teutonic-Balt Relations in the Chronicles of the Baltic Crusades   Raisa Mazeika     49
The Early Modern Period$dIntroduced by Charles Ingrao     59
Absolutism and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Central and Eastern Europe   Michael G. Muller     64
German Writers, Power and Collapse: The Emergence of Polenliteratur in Eighteenth-Century Germany   David Pickus     78
German Colonization in the Banat and Transylvania in the Eighteenth Century   Karl A. Roider   Robert Forrest     89
The Long Nineteenth Century$dIntroduced by Lothar Hobelt     105
Changing Meanings of "German" in Habsburg Central Europe   Pieter M. Judson     109
Controversies on German Cultural Orientation in the "Croatian National Renewal": German Language andCulture in Croatian Everyday Life, 1835-1848   Drago Roksandic     129
"Germans" in the Habsburg Empire: Language', Imperial Ideology, National Identity, and Assimilation   Arnold Suppan     147
The Age of Total War$dIntroduced by Ronald Smelser     191
German Aims in World War I
German Military Occupation and Culture on the Eastern Front in World War I   Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius     201
Comrades, Enemies, Vicims: The Prussian/German Army and the Ostvolker   Dennis Showalter     209
The Successor States and Their German Minorities
From "verloren gehen" to "verloren bleiben": Changing German Discourses on Nation and Nationalism in Poznania   Elizabeth A. Drummond     226
The National State and the Territorial Parish in Interwar Poland   James Bjork     241
Interwar Poland and the Problem of Polish-speaking Germans   Richard Blanke     257
The Birth of a Sudeten German Nobility, 1918-1938   Eagle Glassheim     270
Nazi Germany and the War in the East
Askaris in the "Wild East": The Deployment of Auxiliaries and the Implementation of Nazi Racial Policy in Lublin District   Peter Black     277
A Blind Eye and Dirty Hands: The Wehrmacht's Crimes in the East, 1941-1945   Geoffrey P. Megargee     310
Nazi Foreign Policy towards Southeastern Europe, 1933-1945   Bela Bodo     328
The Second World War and Its Aftermath: Ethnic German Communities in the East   John C. Swanson     347
The Era of European Integration$dIntroduced by Gunter Bischof     362
Austrian and Czech Historical Memory of World War II, National Identity, and European Integration   Gunter Bischof   Martin David     370
Austro-Czechoslovak Relations and the Expulsion of the Germans   Emilia Hrabovec     389
West Germany and the Lost German East: Two Narratives   William Glenn Gray     402
Conclusion: The "Germans and the East": Back to Normality-But What Is Normal?   Eva Hahn   Hans Henning Hahn     421
Contributors     439
Index     443
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