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New Perspectives in German Political Studies

Germany's Two Unifications

Anticipations, Experiences, Responses

Editors: Speirs, R., Breuilly, J. (Eds.)

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Germany's unique historical experience of undergoing national unification twice in a little over a century makes it a fascinating object of study. In this volume the processes of unification are analysed from the point of view of historians, political scientists and literary historians. Because each event had quite different historical pre-conditions (the first having been long anticipated and pursued, whereas the second took virtually all participants by surprise), the processes of adjustment to it have differed in many ways. Yet in each case the idea of national unity has held sway powerfully as a norm guiding the responses of those involved.

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STEPHEN BROCKMANN Associate Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, USA MICHAEL BUTLER Professor Emeritus of Modern German Literature, University of Birmingham, UK ERWIN FINK University of Toronto, Canada MARY FULBROOK Professor of German History, University College London, UK ABIGAIL GREEN Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, UK ELYSTAN GRIFFITHS Research Fellow in the Department of German Studies, University of Birmingham, UK LAURENCE MCFALLS Professor of Political Science, University of Montreal, Canada JOHN OSBORNE Professor Emeritus of German, University of Warwick, UK ROLF PARR Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany JOHANNES PAULMANN Helmut Schmidt Chair of International History, International University Bremen, Germany JAMES RETALLACK Professor of History and German Studies, University of Toronto, Canada COREY ROSS Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern History, University of Birmingham, UK HELMUT WALSER SMITH Vanderbilt Professor of History, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA KAROLINE VON OPPEN Lecturer in German, Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, University of Bath, UK

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'A unique academic collaboration to address a unique historical phnomenon.' - Daniel Johnson, Times Higher Education Supplement


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • The Concept of National Unification

    Pages 1-25

    Breuilly, John (et al.)

  • Beginning and End? The Two German Unifications and the Epoch of Territoriality

    Pages 26-48

    Paulmann, Johannes

  • Illegitimate Unions? German and European Unifications Viewed in Comparative Perspective

    Pages 49-61

    McFalls, Laurence

  • Cultural Critique in the Two Unifications of Germany

    Pages 62-75

    Brockmann, Stephen

  • Identity in Difference: Collective Symbols and the Interplay of Discourses in the Two German Unifications

    Pages 76-100

    Parr, Rolf

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Germany's Two Unifications
Book Subtitle
Anticipations, Experiences, Responses
Editors
  • R. Speirs
  • J. Breuilly
Series Title
New Perspectives in German Political Studies
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51852-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230518520
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4653-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 340
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