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    Fatherlands: State-building and Nationhood in Nineteenth-century Germany (New Studies in European History) (Paperback) By (author) Abigail Green, Series edited by Peter Baldwin, Series edited by Christopher Clark, Series edited by James B. Collins, Series edited by Lyndal Roper, Series edited by Mia Rodriguez-salgado

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    DescriptionFatherlands is an original study of the nature of identity in nineteenth-century Germany, which has crucial implications for the understanding of nationalism, German unification and the German nation state in the modern era. The book approaches these questions from a new and important angle, that of the non-national territorial state. It explores the nature and impact of state-building in non-Prussian Germany. The issues covered range from railway construction and German industrialisation, to the modernisation of German monarchy, the emergence of a free press, the development of a modern educational system, and the role of monuments, museums and public festivities. Fatherlands draws principally on extensive primary research focusing on the three kingdoms of Hanover, Saxony and Wurttemberg. It is an attempt to 'join up the dots' of German history - moving beyond isolated local, regional and state-based studies to a general understanding of the state formation process in Germany.


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    Title
    Fatherlands
    Subtitle
    State-building and Nationhood in Nineteenth-century Germany
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abigail Green, Series edited by Peter Baldwin, Series edited by Christopher Clark, Series edited by James B. Collins, Series edited by Lyndal Roper, Series edited by Mia Rodriguez-salgado
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521616232
    ISBN 10: 0521616239
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JPFN
    DC21: 943.07
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 943.07
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG, 3JH
    LC classification: DD204 .G692 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    18 b/w illus. 3 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    02 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... it will be a great success which will make many stimulating contributions to early modern and modern European history ... elegant, persuasive, and eminently readable ... Abigail Green has succeeded in moving the goal posts for any enquiry into the growth of nationalism and the persistence of particularism in Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century.' Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, London '... closely argued and tremendously well researched ... It should become required reading for those interested in the development of German nationalism ... The book deserves to have a major impact.' Nations and Nationalism 'State-building and nationhood are among German historiography's most durable subjects, but in Abigail Green's fine book we see them in a strikingly new context.' The English Historical Review 'Green has devised a challenging but worthwhile and manageable comparative historical project.' German History '... for scholars interested in nationalism, state formation, or nineteenth-century Germany, this book is indispensable.' Journal of Social History
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Variations of German experience: Hanover, Saxony and Wurttemberg; 2. Modernising monarchy; 3. Cultures of the fatherland; 4. Propaganda; 5. Educating patriots; 6. Communications; 7. Imagined identities; 8. Nationhood; Conclusion.