The Long Nineteenth Century: A History of Germany, 1780-1918

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A description of life, society, and politics in the German territories in the 19th century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597409667
  • Publisher: Scholarly Publishing Office, U of MI
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.38 (d)

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Harvard University
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Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Tables and Figures
List of Plates
Prologue: Germany in the Late Eighteenth Century 1
Small Worlds 1
Political Fragmentation and the Territorial State 13
The Forces of Social and Cultural Change 16
Pt. 1 The Age of Revolutions, 1789-1848 45
Ch. 1 In the Shadow of France 47
The French Revolution in Germany 47
The Impact of War 57
Reform from Above 70
Ch. 2 Germany in Transition 91
Rulers, States, Identities 91
A Changing Society 106
The Development of Political Life 120
Ch. 3 The Revolutions of 1848-9 138
From Spring to Autumn 138
Counter-Revolution and 'Second Revolution' 150
The Causes of Failure 164
Pt. 2 The Age of Progress, 1849-80 175
Ch. 4 Economy and Society Transformed 177
Industrialization 177
Emigration, Migration, Urbanization 191
A New Class Structure 207
Ch. 5 From Reaction to Unification 225
The Age of Reaction and the New Era 225
The Making of a United Germany 243
Division and Consolidation 259
Ch. 6 Progress and its Discontents 270
The Culture of Progress 270
Religion 283
Doubts and Anxieties 302
Pt. 3 The Age of Modernity, 1880-1914 311
Ch. 7 'Made in Germany': A New Economic Order 313
Agriculture, Industry, Small Business 313
Germany and the International Economy 330
Organized Interests, Politics and the State 337
Ch. 8 Society and Culture 351
For Better, For Worse 351
Order and Discipline 370
Culture and Revolt 385
Ch. 9 The Old Politics and the New 400
Elites, Parties and Popular Politics 400
Nationalism, Imperialism, Racism 424
Germany and the Coming of War 441
Epilogue: Germany at War, 1914-18 461
Front and Home Front 461
War Aims and Domestic Politics 478
Revolution and Beyond 489
Notes 499
Select Bibliography of English-Language Works 527
Index 549
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