Nationalism in Germany, 1848-1866
|Publication Date||November 2010|
|Formats||Hardcover Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
|Series||European Studies Series|
How, why and when did unification occur in Germany? In the first full-length study of its kind, Mark Hewitson reassesses the relationship between politics and the nation in the critical decades between the revolutions of 1848-9 and unification after 1866.
This comprehensive, original and insightful text:
• revises traditional accounts of Bismarck's role and concentrates instead on the emergence of political parties and a German public sphere
• questions the existence of a broad shift from liberal to conservative nationalism
• challenges the notion that cultural and ethnic forms of nationalism were particularly pronounced in Germany as a result of late unification
• qualifies the idea of a 'revolution from above'.
Ideal for students and scholars alike, Mark Hewitson offers a fresh interpretation of a formative period in modern German history.