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National Identity and Political Thought in Germany: Wilhelmine Depictions of the French Third Republic, 1890–1914

Mark Hewitson

Abstract

This book examines the interrelationship between the construction of national identity and the transformation of political thought in Germany before the First World War. During the decade or so before the war, the German Empire was challenged openly by both left and right for the first time since the 1870s. Paradoxically, however, this pre-war crisis of Germany's system of government occurred during a period of increasing nationalism, which created a solid cross-party basis of support for the Empire as a nation-state. The book argues that Wilhelmine debates about the reform of the German Empir ... More

Keywords: national identity, German Empire, Wilhelmine debates, France, German constitutionalism, political thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208587
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208587.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Hewitson, author
University College London