German Home Towns Community, State, and General Estate, 1648-1871

ISBN-10: 0801485088

ISBN-13: 9780801485084

Edition: 1971

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"German Home Towns certainly illuminates habits of life in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries which were as distinctively German as the peasant world of Grimm's Fairy Tales."—Times Literary Supplement Originally published in 1971, German Home Towns has been out of print for many years. Cornell University Press is pleased to make this classic book available again for the first time in a paperback edition. "[German Home Towns] is a book of the first importance. . . . [It] is a compelling illustration of what can be achieved by historians who abandon over-cropped Prussia and Austria in favor of the still unexploited regions of the 'Third Germany.'"—English Historical Review "[This book] breaks important new ground. . . . Walker's model . . . provides a useful kind of framework for what should hopefully be the next stage of German urban history: a recognition, through comparison, of urban diversity and an appreciation of this diversity within the broader concept of cultural cohesiveness."—Comparative Studies in Society and History
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1971
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 6/18/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 487
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Introduction
The Home Towns
The Incubator
The Civic Community
Guilds
Walls, Webs, and Citizens
Meeting with the State
Cameralism and Community
Napoleonic Power in Germany
Weissenburg, 1780-1825
Community Identified
Meeting with the General Estate
Undermining the Walls
Biedermeier
Eighteen Forty-Eight
Death and Transfiguration
The Imperial Trades Edict of 1731
Abbreviations and Citations
Index
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