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Remaking the Rhythms of Life: German Communities in the Age of the Nation-State

Oliver Zimmer


Across Europe, the late nineteenth century marked a period of rapid economic growth, increased migration, cultural and technical innovation, religious conflict, and inter-state competition. In Germany, these developments were further accentuated by the creation of the imperial state in 1870/71 and the conflicting hopes and expectations it provoked within the larger public. Attempting to make sense of this turbulent period of German history, historians have frequently reverted to terms such as industrialization, urbanization, nation-formation, modernity, or modernization. Using the prism of com ... More

Keywords: imperial germany, journey, place, rhythm, nationalism, religion, education, sedan, corpus christi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199571208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver Zimmer, author
Fellow in Modern History, University College Oxford