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A People's War - Germany's Political Revolution, 1913-1918 (Paperback) Loot Price: R805 Discovery Miles 8 050
A People's War - Germany's Political Revolution, 1913-1918 (Paperback): Jeffrey Smith, Jeffrey R. Smith
A People's War - Germany's Political Revolution, 1913-1918 (Paperback): Jeffrey Smith, Jeffrey R. Smith

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A People's War - Germany's Political Revolution, 1913-1918 (Paperback)

Jeffrey Smith, Jeffrey R. Smith

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This project explores the manner in which one form of political legitimacy came to overtake another, the enfranchisement of the Volk at the expense of monarchy during World War I Germany. The project begins with the "festive year" 1913, when the Wilhelmine regime celebrated the centennial of the Wars of Liberation as well as Kaiser Wilhelm II's Silver Jubilee. In these ceremonies the monarchy attempted to legitimize itself before the German public, but failed to achieve broad, popular participation. The study then shifts to the nationalist demonstrations of July-August 1914, their problematic relationship to the police, and the regime that ultimately came to fear these aggressive and spontaneous patriotic displays. Not only does the kaiser never engage the crowds, but he emerges as a distant and shadowy figure when juxtaposed to these vibrant throngs. The project then investigates the persistent translation of the war from an official to a popular version beginning in August 1914, which the government was unable to shape, direct, or control. These popular manifestations of the war included the interactions of rumors and crowds, celebrations of new wartime heroes independent of the kaiser, and new forms of popular mobilization that contributed to the ultimate collapse of the Wilhelmine monarchy in November 1918.

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Imprint: University Press of America
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2006
First published: December 2006
Authors: Jeffrey Smith • Jeffrey R. Smith
Dimensions: 234 x 148 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-7618-3642-1
Barcode: 9780761836421
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LSN: 0-7618-3642-X

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