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    The critical image: Heinrich Heine and a liberal German identity

    Walker, John (2006) The critical image: Heinrich Heine and a liberal German identity. In: Perkins, M.A. and Martin, L. (eds.) Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in German Thought and Culture 1789-1914: Essays on the Emergence of Europe. Lampeter, Wales, UK: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 131-159. ISBN 9780773455238.

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    Book synopsis: This book is a contribution to a 21st century understanding of the historical origins of the dual consciousness of national and European identity as they developed within the circles of 19th century German writers, theorists, philosophers, musicians, and artists. Two fundamental factors led to the conception of this book: firstly, the recognition that perceptions of German nationhood have been a crucial factor within European consciousness since long before the existence of Germany as a unified State, and, secondly, an acknowledgement that bitter memories of the two World Wars of the 20th century have sometimes obscured the record of Germany’s vast contribution to European cultural and intellectual history. As a collection of essays, this work portrays these developments against the background of a broad spectrum of German literature, music, philosophy, political criticism, art and architecture, also analyzing French and British reactions to German ideas, providing the reader with a broader intellectual and historical context than would be otherwise possible.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 13:10
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:44


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