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Title Imperial Germany revisited : continuing debates and new perspectives / edited by Sven Oliver Müller and Cornelius Torp
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 348 pages) : illustrations
Contents When the Sonderweg debate left us / Helmut Walser Smith -- The impossible vanishing point : societal differentiation in imperial Germany / Benjamin Ziemann -- Was the German empire a sovereign state? / Dieter Grimm -- Theories of nationalism and the critical approach to German history / John Breuilly -- The authoritarian state and the political mass market / James Retallack -- Using violence to govern : the German empire and the French Third Republic / Heinz-Gerhard Haupt -- Women's suffrage and antifeminism as a litmus test of modernizing societies : a Western European comparison / Ute Planert -- Germany in the age of culture wars / Olaf Blaschke -- Their favorite enemy : German social historians and the Prussian nobility / Stephan Malinowski -- A difficult relationship : social history and the bourgeoisie / Manfred Hettling -- Cultural nationalism and beyond : musical performances in Imperial Germany / Sven Oliver Müller -- 1914-1945 : a second thirty years war? Advantages and disadvantages of an interpretive category / Jörg Echternkamp -- The enduring charm of the Great War : some reflections on methodological issues / Roger Chickering -- The First World War and military culture : continuity and change in Germany and Italy / MacGregor Knox -- A German way of war? Narratives of German militarism and maritime warfare in World War I / Dirk Bönker -- German war crimes 1914 and 1941 : the question of continuity / Alan Kramer -- From the periphery to the center : on the significance of colonialism for the German empire / Birthe Kundrus -- The Kaiserreich as a society of migration / Thomas Mergel -- Wilhelmine nationalism in global contexts : mobility, race, and global consciousness / Sebastian Conrad -- Imperial Germany under globalization / Cornelius Torp -- German industry and American big business, 1900-1914 / Volker Berghahn
Summary "The German Empire, its structure, its dynamic development between 1871 and 1918, and its legacy, have been the focus of lively international debate that is showing signs of further intensification as we approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Based on recent work and scholarly arguments about continuities and discontinuities in modern German history from Bismarck to Hitler, well-known experts broadly explore four themes: the positioning of the Bismarckian Empire in the course of German history; the relationships between society, politics and culture in a period of momentous transformations; the escalation of military violence in Germany's colonies before 1914 and later in two world wars; and finally the situation of Germany within the international system as a major political and economic player."--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Imperialism -- History.
Politics and culture -- Germany -- History.
Social change -- Germany -- History.
Violence -- Germany -- Colonies -- History.
Germany -- Colonies -- History.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1871-1918.
Germany -- History -- 1871-1918 -- Historiography.
Germany -- History -- 1871-1918.
Genre/Form Kongress
Form Electronic book
Author Müller, Sven Oliver, 1968-
Torp, Cornelius.
ISBN 0857452878 (electronic bk.)
9780857452870 (electronic bk.)