Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 June 2000

336 Pages | 2 maps, & 10 b/w halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195131857

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Enlightened Nationalism

The Transformation of Prussian Political Culture, 1806-1848

Matthew Levinger

This major reinterpretation of Prussian history from the Napoleonic era to the Revolution of 1848 shows how reforms inspired by the Enlightenment ultimately consolidated an authoritarian political culture. The book casts new light on the origins of German nationalism, demonstrating that the competing discourses of civil servants, aristocrats, and bourgeois political activists produced a new vision of a harmonious nation under monarchical rule.