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German home towns : community, state, and general estate, 1648-1871

Author: Mack Walker
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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German Home Towns is a social biography of the hometown Burger from the end of the seventeenth to the beginning of the twentieth centuries. After his opening chapters on the political, social, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mack Walker
ISBN: 0801485088 9780801485084
OCLC Number: 39860383
Notes: Originally published: 1971. With new foreword.
Description: xvii, 473 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the 1998 Paperback Edition by James J. SheehanIntroductionPart One: The Home TownsChapter 1. The IncubatorEuropean politics and the Holy Roman EmpireProtection of the powerlessThe German constitution and the home townsThe conditions of communityChapter 2. The Civic CommunityConstitutions: Their sources and formsConstitutions: Internal structureConstitutions: Government and citizenryInfirmities and remediesChapter 3. GuildsThe guild economyThe Imperial Trades Edict of 1731Guild and home townGuild moralism and the integrated personalityChapter 4. Walls, Webs, and CitizensThe varieties of political experienceCountrymenMovers and doersStability, equality, and democracyThe citizen's rightPart Two. Meeting with the StateChapter 5. Cameralism and CommunityHarmony. diversity, and the theoretical contradictions of cameralismPractical evasions of logical consequencesJohann Justi and the police powerThe common weal, community, and Justus MoeserChapter 6. Napoleonic Power in GermanyFrom administration to reformBreaking up the IncubatorBreaking down membershipThe consequences of confrontationChapter 7. Weissenburg, 1780-1825The free townTown Into territoryThe Bavarian townChapter 8. Community IdentifiedHome towns as the German Adam: Karl Friedrich EichhornOld constitutions for newWho shall say who belongs?Part Three. Meeting with the General EstateChapter 9. Undermining the WallsThe subterfuge of liberal bureaucracyInfiltration, 1821-1825Hand to handChapter 10. BiedermeierThe Thirties: Self-government, the trades, and the Biedermeier divisionNature, the home town, and Biedermeier cultureRaising the tension: Population and economyThe social problem: Outsiders and povertyHome LawChapter 11. Eighteen Forty-EightInevitability and uncertaintyThe view from the PaulskircheSelf-government and German unityBack in the statesHometownsmen and KleinburgerChapter 12. Death and TransfigurationDestruction of the environmentCommunity and societyCommunity and politicsAppendix: The Imperial Trades Edict of 1731Abbreviations and CitationsIndex
Responsibility: Mack Walker.

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