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Germany / Edition 1
     

Germany / Edition 1

by Stefan Berger
 

ISBN-10: 0340705841

ISBN-13: 2900340705840

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

German national identity has been constructed over the course of more than three centuries. This book examines the diverse and contested definitions of "Germaness" and covers the struggles between the democratic and non-democratic divisions, the role of foreigners and the impact of war on national identity. This comprehensive resource is a fundamental reappraisal

Overview

German national identity has been constructed over the course of more than three centuries. This book examines the diverse and contested definitions of "Germaness" and covers the struggles between the democratic and non-democratic divisions, the role of foreigners and the impact of war on national identity. This comprehensive resource is a fundamental reappraisal of Germany's history from the fresh perspective of the post-Communist, reunified Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900340705840
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Inventing the Nation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Introduction: Constructing Germany
A Movement of 'Marginal Men': The National Idea until 1819
Nationalism in Search of a Mass Audience 1819-1871
Making Germans, 1871-1912
The Mythologies of War and the Republican Nation, 1914-1933
The Racial Nation, 1933-1945
Towards Postnationalism? The Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1990
The Failure of a 'Socialist Nation': The German Democratic Republic, 1945-1990
Quo Vadis Germany? National identity Debates after Reunification
Conclusion: Reinventing Germany for the Twenty-first Century
Bibliography

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