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The Thirty Years' War and German Memory in the Nineteenth Century (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

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The nineteenth century witnessed the birth of German nationalism and the unification of Germany as a powerful nation-state. In this era the reading publics obsession with the most destructive and divisive war in its history—the Thirty Years War—resurrected old animosities and sparked a violent, century-long debate over the origins and aftermath of the war. The core of this bitter argument was a clash between Protestant and Catholic historians over the cultural criteria determining authentic German identity and the territorial and political form of the future German nation.
 
This groundbreaking study of modern Germanys morbid fascination with the war explores the ideological uses of history writing, commemoration, and collective remembrance to show how the passionate argument over the “meaning” of the Thirty Years War shaped Germans' conception of their nation. The first book in the extensive literature on German history writing to examine how modern German historians reinterpreted a specific event to define national identity and legitimate political and ideological agendas, The Thirty Years War and German Memory in the Nineteenth Century is a bold intellectual history of the confluence of history writing, religion, culture, and politics in nineteenth-century Germany.

About the Author

Kevin Cramer is an associate professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803215627
Author:
Cramer, Kevin
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Germany History 1789-1900.
Subject:
Collective memory - Germany
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in War, Society, and the Military
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.55 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » 1815 to WWI
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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