Skip to content

Germany, 1800-1871

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0199258384

ISBN-13: 9780199258383

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jonathan Sperber

Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


The years 1800-1871 were a crucial formative phase of modern German history. This volume, written by an international team of experts, provides a comprehensive overview of the era. It includes a narrative of the major political events and detailed studies of economy and society, culture and the arts, religion, gender, public life and the nation. An introduction and conclusion weave together the different themes of the book and there is a detailed further reading section.
Customers also bought

Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of maps
List of contributors
A pre-unification era?
The German Empire of 1870 and the 'pre-unification' era
Political and diplomatic movements, 1800-1830: Napoleon, national uprising, restoration
The Holy Roman Empire and its end
Napoleon's Germany
The Vienna Settlement of 1815
Political trends and movements, 1830-1850: the Vormarz and the revolutions of 1848-1849
The challenge of revolution and the recovery of popular politics, 1830-1840
The final Vormarz years, 1840-1847
Revolution, compromise, and counter-revolution, 1848-1850
Aftermath: the Prussian Union project
Political and diplomatic movements, 1850-1870: national movement, liberal movement, great-power struggles, and the creation of the German Empire
The 1850s: a decade of 'reaction'?
1859-1866: pressures for change
1866-1870: a new beginning
Economy and society
The agrarian world
The beginnings of industry and an industrial society
Culture and the arts
The ideal of the aesthetic community
Experiencing culture and the arts
The artists
Wissenschaft and knowledge
1800 and 1870: a comparison
Wissenschaft as idea and practice: foundations and transformations
The advent of analytical empiricism and history: discipline-building and specialization
Beyond the ivory tower: Wissenschaft as public culture and the plurality of knowledge
The public sphere
Literacy and sociability
Censorship in the Vormarz, 1800-1849
Political publics in the Vormarz
The public sphere after 1848
A watershed in gender relations?
Sexual character and its political consequences
The middle-class household: school for life
Gender and class in an era of national wars: men and violence
Gender and class in an era of national wars: women and service
Gender, the social question, and industrialization
Gender and politics: critiques of the gender order
Nation and nationalism
The spread of nationalism
The revolutions of 1848
The road to unification
Looking forward
Further reading