Liberal Imperialism in Germany: Expansionism and Nationalism, 1848-1884 (Monographs in German History v. 23)
By: Matthew P. Fitzpatrick (author)Hardback
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In a work based on new archival, press, and literary sources, the author revises the picture of German imperialism as being the brainchild of a Machiavellian Bismarck or the "conservative revolutionaries" of the twentieth century. Instead, Fitzpatrick argues for the liberal origins of German imperialism, by demonstrating the links between nationalism and expansionism in a study that surveys the half century of imperialist agitation and activity leading up to the official founding of Germany's colonial empire in 1884.
Matthew P. Fitzpatrick lives in Adelaide, Australia and is a lecturer in international history at Flinders University. He has published on German liberalism, nationalism, comparative genocide and on German cultural history. He has been a DAAD visiting postgraduate researcher at the University of Munster in Germany and has also taught at the University of New South Wales, the University of Paderborn and the University of Newcastle.
List of Abbreviations Preface Introduction PART I: A LIBERAL EMPIRE FOR A LIBERAL NATION Chapter 1. National Unification and Overseas Expansion at the Frankfurt National Assembly, 1848 - 1849 Chapter 2. Mythopoesis -Imperialism as Nationalism PART II: RECONFIGURING EMPIRE IN THE 'POST-LIBERAL' ERA Chapter 3. Informal Empire and Private Sector Imperialism, 1849-1884 Chapter 4. Burgerlich Agency and the World of the Verein Chapter 5. Bismarck and the Socio-Political Context of the Colonial Umschwung PART III: THE TEXTS OF IMPERIALISM Chapter 6. Expansionist Agitation after 1849 Chapter 7. Geography and Anthropology in the Service of Imperialism Chapter 8. Popular Culture and the Transmission of Imperialist Values Conclusion Bibliography Index
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