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Notables, Networks, and the Pursuit of the German Nation State, 1848-1866
Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.
326 pages, 5 figs., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-283-5 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (February 2024)
Between periods of revolution, state repression, and war across Central and Western Europe from the 1840s through the 1860s, German liberals practiced politics beyond the more well-defined realms of voluntary associations, state legislatures, and burgeoning political parties. Political Friendship approaches 19th century German history’s trajectory to unification through the lens of academics, journalists, and artists who formed close personal relationships with one another and with powerful state leaders. Michael Weaver argues that German liberals “thought with their friends” by demonstrating the previously neglected aspects of political friendship were central to German political culture.
Michael Weaver is a historian of European politics and culture. His work has been supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies as the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and the Anne Tannenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Michael holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Toronto and is an independent scholar.
Subject: History: 18th/19th Century
Political Friendship by Michael Weaver is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.
OA ISBN: 978-1-80539-285-9
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