Nineteenth-Century Germany: Politics, Culture and Society, 1780-1918 / Edition 1

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Between 1780-1918, Germany underwent massive changes: politically, territorially, culturally, economically, and socially. In this book, an international team of scholars provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject, organized along chronological lines. The result is an innovative work that blends the basic guidance of a textbook with fascinating historical analysis.

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"The collection is a satisfying introduction to the area. The essays are comprehensive without becoming superficial and balance the need for factual information with the requirement that students are provided with quite sophisticated discussions of tricky historiographical disputes."—History

"This is an outstanding textbook. Truly immense fields are handled with real panache...the best available introduction an excellent choice of contributors."—T.C.W. Blanning, Professor of History, University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340762356
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Arnold Publications Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

John Breuilly is Professor at the London School of Economics, UK

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Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
2 The German lands before 1815 15
3 Germany 1815-1848: Restoration or Pre-March? 40
4 'Relative backwardness' and long-run development: economic, demographic and social changes 66
5 Cultural and intellectual trends 96
6 The revolutions of 1848-1849 and the persistence of the old regime in Germany (1848-1850) 117
7 Revolution to unification 138
8 Bismarckian Germany and the structure of the German Empire 163
9 Demographic growth, industrialization and social change 185
10 Wilhelmine Germany 199
11 Imperial Germany: cultural and intellectual trends 229
12 The First World War 248
App. 1 Some basic statistics for Germany, 1815-1918 268
App. 2 Chronology: Germany, 1800-1918 271
Notes on the Contributors 279
Index 283
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