The German Public Mind in the Nineteenth Century: Volume 3 A Social History of German Political Sentiments, Aspirations and Ideas, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The German Public Mind in the Nineteenth Century

Volume 3 A Social History of German Political Sentiments, Aspirations and Ideas, 1st Edition

By Frederick Hertz

Edited by Frank Eyck


420 pages

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Originally published in 1975, this volume covers the period from the age of Napoleon to the dismissal of Bismarck – a period of national liberation, of revolution, the development of political movements, of parties and the press and the achievement of nationhood. The book is a history of ideals and ideologies, of the beliefs that the people held of themselves, and of others, and of the principles that inspired statesmen, reformers and their adversaries.

Table of Contents

1. The Age of Napoleon 2. National Liberation 3. The Re-Shaping of Europe 4. The German Bund 5. Nationalism, Liberalism and Radicalism 6. Austria 7. Prussia 8. Constitution and Politics in the Smaller States 9. The Last Decade Before the Revolution 10. Economic Development 11. Religion and Politics 12. Politics and the Arts 13. The Emergence of the Social Question and Socialism 14. Political Literature and Journalism 15. National and International Trends in the Thirties and Forties 16. The Schleswig-Holstein Question 17. The Outbreak of the German Revolution 18. The National Assemblies 19. Further Revolutionary Movements and Reaction 20. The Constitution of the Reich – Choosing an Emperor – The End of a Chapter 21. After the Revolution 22. The Rise of Bismarck 23. Bismarck’s Three Wars 24. The Reich Under Bismarck 25. Bismarck’s Fall 26. The Re-Shaping of Austria

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany