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Published: 20 March 2011

312 Pages | 5 maps, 10 b/w hafltones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199605163

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The German Myth of the East

1800 to the Present

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

Oxford Studies in Modern European History

  • Tells the story of German fascination with Eastern Europe from Napoleonic times, through Nazi dreams of Lebensraum in the Second World War, to the expansion of the European Union in the 21st century
  • Shows how the idea of Eastern Europe has conjured up a potent mix of fascination, promise, and fear amongst the Germans over the last two hundred years
  • Looks at the broad sweep of German attitudes to the East, from writers, artists, philosophers, political leaders, and generals to popular attitudes and culture, including the violent racial utopia of Nazi fantasies