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History of Germany, 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe) Paperback – 2 Aug 2002

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2Rev Ed edition (2 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 063123196X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631231967
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.3 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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David Blackbourn is one of the brightest of a younger generation of Anglo–American scholars whose work has transformed the historiography of modern Germany over the past two decades.′ Times Higher Education Supplement <!––end––>

Here is contemporary historical scholarship at its best. Witty, modest about historical generalizations, but ever willing to introduce revisionism, Blackbourn demonstrates how to write thought–provoking and persuasive prose.′ German Studies Review

It is elegant, thought–provoking, informative and entertaining, summarizing a formidable body of literature and offering new interpretations of it. Everyone, from undergraduates to experts in the field, and beyond the walls of academia to the educated general reader . . . can read [this book] with profit and pleasure.′ Central European History

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In the late eighteenth century, German–speaking Europe was a patchwork of principalities. Yet by the early twentieth century, unified Germany had become the most powerful state in Europe. David Blackbourn tells the story of this transformation with eloquence, authority and wit, weaving together political, social, and cultural history.

This is a book about revolution, nationalism and the growing role of the state. It also explores subjects that range from religion to racism, and Mozart to medicine. The result is a powerful and original account of Germany from the eve of the French Revolution to the end of World War One.

This highly praised book is now available in a new edition with an updated bibliography.

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This is a book that kept me wanting to read more; to get through the book it needed to because it isn't easy. This book more than most will receive reviews which vary with the reader, two aspects of the reader: their reason for reading it, and therefore what they want to get out of it, and secondly their ability to understand and retain what they read. The reasons why it is potentially a tough read are as follows, and the reader needs to measure themselves off against them. Some of the reasons are down to the author, some down to the subject, and some are dependant on what the reader brings to the text, that is its style and subject. Firstly, it is an academic book, written by an (English?) Professor of History at Harvard. This is a mixed blessing, on the one hand it is based on facts extensively brought together and analytically weighed for conclusions. On the other hand, as I have done in these two sentences, virtually all topics have opposing facts weighed off in the balance, to the extent that it can be difficult to lock into the memory which way the balance tipped. This academic style of writing, often offset by (almost) witty humour, is the author's choice and is good. Less good is his choice of many abstruse English words, words I not only don't know the meaning of but have never seen before (I accept the need for some German words requiring to be looked up). The author is to be congratulated on covering history in all its aspects, especially how it affected people's everyday lives. The second area of difficulty is in the subject. Germany for most of the period covered did not exist, and when it did was not an homogenous identity, so every topic gives the picture for Prussian, then Austrian,... Catholics, Protestants,... rural, urban, etc. and they are different.Read more ›
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A tremendously competent piece of research, which portrays and measures wave after wave of social change. For example Blackbourn shows the rise of women in public service vocations, which quickly surpassed the numbers of clergymen or members of religious orders. By the 1880s and 90s their efforts generated whole new industries in previously unvalued "welfare" work -- mother and child welfare, campaigns to eradicate tuberculosis and venereal disease, to raise awareness about nutrition or implement standards for sanitation and housing. In Germany, Fürsorge (welfare) became a catchword for a hundred newly popular initiatives to "improve" people's lives and relations.

Blackbourn captures the kinds of news that mattered more than the same old political and military contests.

--author of Correcting Jesus: 2000 Years of Changing the Story
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Splendid job, without a doubt. Not only as a consequence of the thorough knowledge and erudite character of the writer, but even more so because of the vision and analysis of historical time frames. Definitive read.
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