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Imperial Culture In Germany, 1871 - 1918 / Edition 1
     

Imperial Culture In Germany, 1871 - 1918 / Edition 1

by Matthew Jefferies
 

ISBN-10: 1403904219

ISBN-13: 9781403904218

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Macmillan Education UK

It has often ben suggested that artists and writers in Germany's imperial era shunned social engagement, preferring instead apolitical introspection. However, as Matthew Jefferies reveals, whether one looks at the painters, poets and architects who helped to create an official imperial identity after 1871; the cultural critics and reformers of the later nineteenth

Overview

It has often ben suggested that artists and writers in Germany's imperial era shunned social engagement, preferring instead apolitical introspection. However, as Matthew Jefferies reveals, whether one looks at the painters, poets and architects who helped to create an official imperial identity after 1871; the cultural critics and reformers of the later nineteenth century; or the new generation of cultural producers that emerged in the years around 1900, the social, political and cultural were never far apart.

In this attractively illustrated book, Jefferies provides a lively introduction to the principal movements in German high culture between 1871 and 1918, in the context of imperial society and politics. He not only demonstrates that Germany's 'Imperial culture' was every bit as fascinating as the much better known 'Weimar culture' of the 1920s, but argues that much of what came later has origins in the imperial period.

Filling a significant gap in the current historiography, this study will appeal to all those with an interest in the rich and diverse culture of Imperial Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403904218
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
European Studies Series
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Historical Context
Official Culture
The Gründerzeit
Cultural Critics and Revolts
'Wilhelminism' and its Discontents
Expressionism, Nationalism and War
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

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