Catalogue


National monuments and nationalism in 19th century Germany /
Hans A. Pohlsander.
imprint
Bern ; Oxford : Peter Lang, 2008.
description
309 p., [33] p. of plates (some col.).
ISBN
3039113526 (pbk.), 9783039113521 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Bern ; Oxford : Peter Lang, 2008.
isbn
3039113526 (pbk.)
9783039113521 (pbk.)
catalogue key
6778187
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
No century in modern European history has built monuments with more enthusiasm than the 19th. Of the hundreds of monuments erected, those which sprang from a nation-wide initiative and addressed themselves to a nation, rather than part of a nation, we may call national monuments. Nelson's Column in London or the Arc de Triomphe in Paris are obvious examples. In Germany the 19th century witnessed a veritable flood of monuments, many of which rank as national monuments. These reflected and contributed to a developing sense of national identity and the search for national unity; they also document an unsuccessful effort to create a la"genuinely Germanra" style. They constitute a historical record, quite apart from aesthetic appeal or ideological message. As this historical record is examined, German national monuments of the 19th century are described and interpreted against the background of the nationalism which gave birth to them.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem