The Formation of the First German Nation-State, 1800-1871

by John Breuilly

Part of the Studies in European History Series

The Formation of the First German Nation-State, 1800-1871 Synopsis

Many accounts of German unification focus on war, diplomacy and Bismarck and on the crucial ten years up to 1871. John Breuilly, in addition to paying attention to those issues extends the analysis back to 1800. He also takes into account social, economic and cultural developments, bringing to the reader's attention recent research, much of it in German. In particular, the book argues that one should see unification as just one possible outcome of the German situation, the result of rapid shifts in the relative power of different European states and of underlying changes which made nationality a more vital force in politics.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333527184
Publication date: 25th March 1996
Author: John Breuilly
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Social & cultural history, Economic history,

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