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The Resource The kingdom of Württemberg and the making of Germany, 1815-1871, Bodie A. Ashton

The kingdom of Württemberg and the making of Germany, 1815-1871, Bodie A. Ashton

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The kingdom of Württemberg and the making of Germany, 1815-1871
Title
The kingdom of Württemberg and the making of Germany, 1815-1871
Statement of responsibility
Bodie A. Ashton
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the 1871 unification of Germany through the prism of one of its 'forgotten states', the Kingdom of Württemberg. It moves beyond the traditional argument for the importance of the great powers of Austria and Prussia in controlling German destiny at this time. Bodie A. Ashton champions the significance of Württemberg and as a result all 38 German states in the unification process, noting that each had their own institutions and traditions that proved vital to the eventual shape of German unity. The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871 demonstrates that the state's government was dynamic and in full control of its own policy-making throughout most of the 19th century, with Ashton showing a keen appreciation for the state's domestic development during the period. The book traces Württemberg's strong involvement in the national question, and how successive governments and monarchs in the state's capital of Stuttgart manoeuvred the country so as to gain the greatest advantage. It successfully argues that the shape of German unification was not inevitable, and was in fact driven largely by the desires of the Mittelstaaten, rather than the great powers; the eventual Reichsgründung of January 1871 was merely the final step in a long series of negotiations, diplomatic manoeuvres and subterfuge, with Württemberg playing a vital, regional role. Making use of a wealth of primary sources, including telegrams, newspaper articles, diary entries, letters and government documents, this is a vitally important study for all scholars and students of 19th-century Germany."--
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Ashton, Bodie A
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  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Württemberg (Germany)
  • Württemberg (Germany)
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The kingdom of Württemberg and the making of Germany, 1815-1871, Bodie A. Ashton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-211) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of maps -- Acknowledgements -- Note on translation -- list of abbreviations -- Introduction -- States and the nation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries -- Independence and early south German particularism -- Models of German unification, 1815-1848 -- The years of prophecy and change, 1848-1849 -- Counterrevolution, reaction and reappraisals, 1850-1859 -- Six years of autumn, 1860-1866 -- The unification of Germany, 1866-1871 -- Remembering and forgetting Württemberg, 1871-1914 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn949913635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781350000070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949913635
Label
The kingdom of Württemberg and the making of Germany, 1815-1871, Bodie A. Ashton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of maps -- Acknowledgements -- Note on translation -- list of abbreviations -- Introduction -- States and the nation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries -- Independence and early south German particularism -- Models of German unification, 1815-1848 -- The years of prophecy and change, 1848-1849 -- Counterrevolution, reaction and reappraisals, 1850-1859 -- Six years of autumn, 1860-1866 -- The unification of Germany, 1866-1871 -- Remembering and forgetting Württemberg, 1871-1914 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn949913635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781350000070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949913635

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