The German Question and Europe: A History

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2000 - History - 173 pages

What and where is Germany is a question that has been posed by Goethe and Schiller and has been one of the crucial issues in European politics for two centuries with tremendous consequences, even after German reunification.
This new study traces the evolution of the German question in its European context and through its various guises, from pre-unification times, through the Bismarckian and Wilhelmine empire to dictatorship, partition, and eventual reunification. His astute analysis provides important insights on both modern history and the political future of Europe.

About the author (2000)

Peter Alter is Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Duisburg Essen, Germany. He is the author of Nationalism (1989) and The German Question and Europe: A History (2000).

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