The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals): Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals)

Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

Edited by David Blackbourn, Richard Evans


348 pages

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First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial and financial bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois family. Drawing on original research, the book focuses on the historical evidence as counterpoint to the well-known literary accounts of the German bourgeoisie. It also discusses bourgeois values as manifested in the cult of local roots and in the widespread practice of duelling. Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this important reissue will be of value to any students of modern German and European history.

Table of Contents

List of tables; Notes on contributors; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. The German bourgeoisie: An introduction David Blackbourn 2. Arriving in the upper class: the wealthy business elite of Wilhelmine Germany Dolores L. Augustine 3. The titled business: Prussian Commercial Councillors in the Rhineland and Westphalia during the nineteenth century Karin Kaudelka-Hanisch 4. Family and class in the Hamburg grand bourgeoisie 1815-1914 Richard J. Evans 5. The industrial bourgeoisie and labour relations in Germany 1871-1933 6. Between estate and profession: lawyers and the development of the legal profession in nineteenth-century Germany Michael John 7. Bourgeois values, doctors, and the state: the professionalization of medicine in Germany 1848-1933 Paul Wiendling 8. Localism and the German bourgeoisie: the ‘Heimat’ movement in the Rhenish Palatinate before 1914 Celia Applegate 9. Bourgeois honour: middle-class duellists in Germany from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century Ute Frevert 10. Liberalism, Europe and the bourgeoisie 1860-1914 Geoff Eley 11. The middle classes and National Socialism Thomas Childers; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
HISTORY / Social History