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Germany

Stefan Berger

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ISBN : 9781849665384
Paperback
320 pages
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Fully revised and updated, the new edition of Germany explains the diverse ways in which national identity has been constructed over more than three centuries. It highlights the plurality of contested definitions of Germanness. The themes coveredMoreFully revised and updated, the new edition of Germany explains the diverse ways in which national identity has been constructed over more than three centuries. It highlights the plurality of contested definitions of Germanness. The themes covered include the struggles between the small-German and the greater-German movements in the 19th century and those between democratic and non-democratic inventions of the nation, the construction of the racial nation under Nazism, economic definitions of the nation, foreigners and Germanness, the gendering of the national discourse, the nation as community of memory, the federal nature of German nationalism and the impact of war on the construction of German national identity.Including two completely new chapters on Germany from the Middle Ages to 1750 and on Germany since its reunification in 1990, this book uses history and historiography, as well as literature, art, architecture, music and a range of other disciplines to provide answers to a question which has haunted Germans ever since it was first asked by Ernst Moritz Arndt: What is a Germans fatherland?