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eBook History of Germany 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century ePub

by David Blackbourn

  • ISBN: 0631231951
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: David Blackbourn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (October 11, 2002)
  • Pages: 480
  • ePub book: 1217 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1904 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 679

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A History of Germany, 1780-1918. This is a book about Germany in the 'long nineteenth century'

A History of Germany, 1780-1918. Maps by Leslie Robinson. This is a book about Germany in the 'long nineteenth century'.

David Blackbourn is Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University

David Blackbourn is Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University. His previous publications include "Class, Religion and Local Politics in Wilhelmine Germany" (1980), "The Peculiarities of German History" (with Geoff Eley, 1984), "Populists and Patricians" (1987), and the prize-winning" Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bismarckian Germany" (1993).

Brings together political, social and cultural history.

In this good history of the Long Nineteenth Century in the German lands, Blackbourn traces the political, economic . History of Germany 1780-1918 is a serious textbook which is not the kind of book you cuddle in your arms as you cozy up to a fireplace on a sleepy Saturday afternoon.

In this good history of the Long Nineteenth Century in the German lands, Blackbourn traces the political, economic,social and cultural developments of the region. He focuses greatly on Prussia and Austria until 1866, when Austria was excluded from the unification movement of the German lands. From 1866 until 1918 he focuses exclusively on Imperial Germany. The book is written in a dry, arcane and academic style which will turn off many readers.

The Long Nineteenth Century succeeds in doing what it proposes to do. The book follows chronological lines, generally using the traditional . The book follows chronological lines, generally using the traditional periodization. But along the way it does much to undermine, obscure, and alter these standard divisions. Blackbourn acknowledges few distinct breaks or discrete chunks of history. He also avoids the pitfalls of Prusso-centrism, admonishing that 1866 was only one of many possible outcomes.

Items related to History of Germany, 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth. David Blackbourn is Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University. David Blackbourn History of Germany, 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe). ISBN 13: 9780631231967. This is a book about revolution, nationalism and the growing role of the state. It also explores subjects that range from religion to racism, and Mozart to medicine.

David Blackbourn is Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University. His previous publications include Class, Religion and Local Politics in Wilhelmine Germany (1980), The Peculiarities of German History (with Geoff Eley, 1984), Populists and Patricians (1987), and the prize-winning Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bismarckian Germany (1993). Country of Publication.

oceedings{yOG, title {History of Germany 1780-1918 . Prologue: Germany in the Late Eighteenth Century. Part I: The Age of Revolutions, 1789 - 1848:1 In the Shadow of France. 2 Germany in Transition.

oceedings{yOG, title {History of Germany 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century}, author {David J. Blackbourn}, year {2002} }. David J. Blackbourn. 3 The Revolutions of 1848 - . art II: The Age of Progress:4 Economy and Society Transformed. 5 From Reaction to Unification. 6 Progress and its Discontents. Part III: The Age of. Modernity, 1880 - 1914:7 'Made in German. ONTINUE READING.

This history offers a powerful and original account of Germany fromthe eve of the French Revolution to the end of World War One.Written by a leading German historian who has transformed thehistoriography of modern Germany over the past two decades.Covers the whole of the long nineteenth century and emphasizescontinuities through this period.Brings together political, social and cultural history.Combines a comprehensive account with a feel for the humandimension and the history of everyday life.Accessible to non-specialists, thought-provoking andentertaining.The updated second edition includes a revisedbibliography.

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Direbringer Direbringer
In this good history of the Long Nineteenth Century in the German lands, Blackbourn traces the political, economic,social and cultural developments of the region. He focuses greatly on Prussia and Austria until 1866, when Austria was excluded from the unification movement of the German lands. From 1866 until 1918 he focuses exclusively on Imperial Germany. As Blackbourn notes, the unification of Germany was also the exclusion of Austria.

The history itself follows the course of European events. From the French Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars to the Congress of Vienna and then onwards to the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 and further on to the Wars of Unification in the German lands and finally to Fin de siècle period, Blackbourn covers it all. Knowing general European history will serve you well here. But if you don't know it, you will after reading this book.

Blackbourn shows that the course of German history was normal - that the Sonderweg thesis (The German lands followed their own course unlike the ways the other European states evolved) is not the way to look at the history of the German lands. Yes, I keep using that cumbersome term rather than Germany because there was no one Germany until 1871. Until then you had a patchwork of states, imperial cities, etc. Entities like the Austrian Empire, Prussia, the Kingdom of Bavaria, the Grand Duchy of Baden, the Kingdom of Saxony, etc. There was no one German history. There were however many Germanies if you want to think about it that way.

Maybe using the term Mitteleuropa might be better when describing the history of the lands. Either way, this is a very good history. By the end you will understand how the modern nation of Germany came to be.
Agrainel Agrainel
History of Germany 1780-1918 is a serious textbook which is not the kind of book you cuddle in your arms as you cozy up to a fireplace on a sleepy Saturday afternoon. The book is written in a dry, arcane and academic style which will turn off many readers. Many pages are devoted to such topics as":
a. The economic development of Germany from an agricultural to a strong industrial economy
b. The emergence of Prussia as the leading German province leading to the unification of the nation in 1871 following the victory over France at the Battle of Sedan.
c. Social trends are detailed as Germany moves to a sophisticated modern state.
d. The rise of Prussian militarism is detailed as Bismarck the Iron Chancellor makes Germany a nation to be reckoned with in the world economy and arms race.
e. We see the rise of industrialism and the growth of large industries in coal, steel and iron manufacture.
f. The rise of anti-Semitism, imperialism and racism are chronicled.
g. Religion is important in this period with Catholic-Protestant hostility seen as well as religion conflicts with the government. The rise of modern biblical scholarship begins in the German universities.
h. Cities increase in population as problems with the slums and crime become major concerns.
The overwhelming defeat in World War I left German in a parlous state as starvation, inflation and hatred of the Jews is manifested. Germany became ground ripe for the sowing of hatred by Hitler and his Nazi thugs.
This book by Dr. David Blackbourn is not a fun read but it is one of the best books ever written on pre-World War I Germany.
NiceOne NiceOne
The twentieth-century history of Germany is well known by casual readers of history--but how did that very important nation come into existence? David Blackbourn's History of Germany, 1780-1918 answers that question dramatically and with eloquence. His book was written for serious students and, I'd assume, fellow academics, but Blackbourn employs a wonderful narrative sweep that will also grab the interest of non-specialists like me. It's all here--the separate Germanic kingdoms and their very different responses to decades of revolution that erupted largely from out of neighboring France between the 1780s and 1848, the formation and expansion of a modern unified nation during the time of Bismarck, events leading to World War I, the disorder that followed the war, the Hohenzollern dynasty's fall, and the founding of the ill-fated Weimar Republic. There is plenty of rich social and cultural history here, too--the rise of Berlin and Germany's other major cities, as well as the importance of the German industrialists, artists, philosophers, and composers who have left their mark on all of Western civilization. David Blackbourn brings this big story vividly to life in a book that both academics and amateur history buffs can enjoy.
Steep Steep
When one finds a historian who can write well, that is, weave a understandable story true to events, then it is incumbent to let others know. To understand World War I one needs to know the history of the long century (1780 - 1918) in Germany. I recommend David Blackbourn's masterful telling without reservation. One problem I had prior to reading this book was the role Germany accepted vis a vis the Austrian-Hungarian Empire prior to the events in August, 1914.

High marks for the author, the press and the editors.
JoldGold JoldGold
Do not attempt to read this if you're not very very familiar with German history. This is not an introduction in any sense of the word to German history. It was very tough to get through because he assume you know details that aren't explained fully. It also has a tough writing style.
Jark Jark
Good book. Has information on the Germanic states in the early 1800s, a subject I am researching. Some information is more general but the only book I've found on this subject, affordable and easy to get.
Visonima Visonima
As expected.
Very I depth