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German Nationalism Lecture Notes

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

My Lecture Outline

  • Neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire: “300 Germanies”
  • Impact of the Congress of Vienna on Germany and Prussia
  • “Siamese Twins”: Zollverien and Railroads
  • Struggles for Nationalism, Liberalism and Democracy in Vormaerz:
    • Wartburg Festival (1817)
    • Carlsbad Decrees (1819)
    • Hambach Festival (1832)
    • Gottingen Seven (1837)
  • The Spirit of ‘48
  • Frankfurt Parliament
  • Constitution of St. Paul’s Church
  • Erfurt Union & Punctuation/Humiliation of Olmutz
    • Germany: Born of War?
    • Von Roon, von Moltke, and the Prussian military machine
    • Schleswig-Holstein Wars (1848-52, 1864)
    • Austro-Prussian War (1866)
    • Franco-Prussian War (1870-71)
  • Proclamation of German Empire (18 January 1871)
  • More Than Iron & Blood: Karl Baedeker, Brothers Grimm, von Fallersleben, and von Humboldt

Here is my Power Point on the road to German unity.  Enjoy!

STW: Germany and the EU

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

On Start the Week Andrew Marr looks at Germany’s role in Europe. Katinka Barysch argues that despite the crisis, support for EU integration still dominates, and that unlike Britain, the ability to compromise is seen as a skill, not a weakness. Two British MPs, from left and right, Gisela Stuart and Douglas Carswell, remain sceptical about the EU, but German-born Stuart understands her birth country’s emotional connection to it. Carswell argues that the digital revolution calls for smaller, not larger governments, and Karen Leeder believes that despite Germany’s belief in the European project it still has not laid to rest the ghosts of unification.

Nationalism Power Points

Monday, September 17th, 2007

A PowerPoint on Nationalism (in the conceptual sense)

A Power Point on German Unification

Contemporary Connections

Monday, September 10th, 2007

What is the state of nationalism in modern Germany? Here are four perspectives:

From an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune

Glad To Be German, More or Less

From a Professor of Sociology at Brown University who was in Germany for the World Cup

Response Sheet to Above Documents on Contemporary Nationalism in Germany

From the Journal of Social Science Research

The Process of German Nationalism

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Secondary Source Summary of German Nationalism

Secondary Source on the Power Politics of German Unification

Primary Source Documents on German Nationalism

Bismarck and Machiavelli Quotes

The Basics of Nationalism

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Lecture: A Conceptual Framework for Nationalism

Text Notes on German Unity

Quotations on Nationalism