Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 September 2020

432 Pages | 24 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198714187

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German Angst

Fear and Democracy in the Federal Republic of Germany

Frank Biess

Emotions in History

  • Provides a countweight and corrective to the existing historiography of the Federal Republic, offering a new interpretive synthesis
  • Casts new light on some familiar themes and topics in postwar German history by applying the theoretical and methodological insights of the history of emotions
  • Analyses the relationship between fear and democracy, challenging the assumption that only authoritarian systems produce fear

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