History of Germany 1780-1918

History of Germany 1780-1918

Author: David Blackbourn

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 063123196X

Category: History

Page: 480

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

The Art of Comedy and Social Critique in Nineteenth-century Germany

The Art of Comedy and Social Critique in Nineteenth-century Germany

Author: Rinske Van Stipriaan Pritchett

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015063664000

Category: German drama

Page: 254

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During the mid-nineteenth century, Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer pursued a fifty-year career as a playwright and theater manager in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland at a time of the transformation of court theaters and itinerant troupes into commercial establishments staffed by middle-class professionals and subject to market forces. Although she has been undervalued by some critics past and present who considered her mainly as an adapter of contemporary novels, this study shows that with her thorough knowledge of the European dramatic tradition, her skill as a playwright, and above all her professionalism she overcame institutional and gender bias to develop a form of drama that integrated the social and economic changes of her time. The analysis focuses on her use of the subversive genre of comedy, the strategies she used to evade the censor, and her employment of assertive female and working-class characters. She revived

The Peculiarities of German History

The Peculiarities of German History

Author: David Blackbourn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198730583

Category: History

Page: 309

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Did Germany develop in an unusual, rather 'unhealthy' way? Was Imperial Germany characterized by the triumph of authoritarian Prussian aristocratic classes ('Junkers')? The authors are deeply critical of this interpretation. They contend that Germany may have developed in a particular way and although devoid of a 'bourgeois revolution', the middle classes came to the fore in the economy, culture and society.

German Women in the Nineteenth Century

German Women in the Nineteenth Century

Author: John C Fout Ed

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: UVA:X000866079

Category: History

Page: 462

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This book is divided into two parts. The first focuses on middle and upper class German women and the second on working class women. The book addresses a range of important topics including growing up female in 19th century Germany, the impact of agrarian change on women's work and child care, female political opposition in pre-1849 Germany, women's role in working class families in the 1890s, women's education and reading habits, and Jewish women and assimilation.

Prometheus in the Nineteenth Century

Prometheus in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Caroline Corbeau-Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351192132

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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"On Zeus' order, Prometheus was chained to Mount Caucasus where, every day, he was to endure his liver being devoured by a bird of prey - his punishment for bringing fire to mankind. Through the impulse of Goethe, his fortune went through radical changes: the Titan, originally perceived as a trickster, was established both as a creator and a rebel freed from guilt, and he became a mask for the Romantic artist. This cross-disciplinary study, encompassing literature, the history of art, and music, examines the constitution of the Prometheus myth and the revolution it underwent in 19th-century Europe. It leads to the Symbolist period - which witnessed the coronation of the Titan as a prism for the total work of art - and aims to re-establish the importance of Prometheus amongst other major Symbolist figures such as Orpheus."

The Church in the Nineteenth Century

The Church in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Frances Knight

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857724212

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The nineteenth century was one of the most fascinating and volatile periods in Christian history. It was during this time that Christianity evolved into a truly global religion, which led to an ever greater variety of ways for Christians to express and profess their faith. Frances Knight addresses the crucial question of how Christianity contributed to individual identity in a context of widespread urbanisation and modernisation. She explores important topics such as the Evangelical revival led by the likes of the founder of the Christian Mission - later the Salvation Army - William Booth; the Oxford Movement under Newman, Keble and Pusey; Mormonism and Protestant revivalism in the USA; socialism and the impacts of Karl Marx and anarchism; continuing theological divisions between Protestants and Catholics; and the development of pilgrimage and devotion at places like Lourdes and Knock. Her book also examines the most significant intellectual trends, such as the rise of critical approaches to the Bible, and the different directions that these took in Britain and America. The author's unique emphasis on the 'ordinary' experience of Christians worldwide makes her volume indispensable for students and general readers who will be fascinated by this sensitive twenty-first century perspective on the nineteenth century.

The German Public Mind in the Nineteenth Century

The German Public Mind in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Frederick Hertz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000008067

Category: History

Page: 420

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Originally published in 1975, this volume covers the period from the age of Napoleon to the dismissal of Bismarck – a period of national liberation, of revolution, the development of political movements, of parties and the press and the achievement of nationhood. The book is a history of ideals and ideologies, of the beliefs that the people held of themselves, and of others, and of the principles that inspired statesmen, reformers and their adversaries.

Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

Author: Kathleen Davidson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351106870

Category: Photography

Page: 234

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The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable contributors to knowledge and the progress of empire. This book addresses the complex relationship between natural history and photography from the 1850s to the 1880s in Britain and its colonies: Australia, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent, India. Coinciding with the rise of the modern museum, photography’s arrival was timely, and it rapidly became an essential technology for recording and publicising rare objects and valuable collections. Also during this period, the medium assumed a more significant role in the professional practices and reputations of naturalists than has been previously recognized, and it figured increasingly within the expanding specialized networks that were central to the production and dissemination of new knowledge. In an interrogation that ranges from the first forays into museum photography and early attempts to document collecting expeditions to the importance of traditional and photographic portraiture for the recognition of scientific discoveries, this book not only recasts the parameters of what we actually identify as natural history photography in the Victorian era but also how we understand the very structure of empire in relation to this genre at that time.