Obedient Germans? : a rebuttal : a new view of German history (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Obedient Germans? : a rebuttal : a new view of German history

Obedient Germans? : a rebuttal : a new view of German history

Author: Peter Blickle
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1997.
Series: Studies in early modern German history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people passively let 'history' sweep over them, instead of actively creating their own history. It is also a powerful antidote to some of the most persistent stereotypes about German history. Anyone interested in the early modern era will want to read this book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Blickle
ISBN: 081391745X 9780813917450 081391809X 9780813918099
OCLC Number: 37213783
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Deutsche Untertanen, 1981.
Description: xviii, 126 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Translator's Introduction: A New View of German History --
Introduction: The Concepts of "Subjects" and "Rulers" --
1. The Commune as a Political Association --
2. Popular Representation in Parliamentary States --
3. Popular Revolts and Political Integration --
4. Subjects and Rulers: A New View of German History "From Below" --
Conclusion: Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal.
Series Title: Studies in early modern German history.
Other Titles: Deutsche Untertanen.
Responsibility: Peter Blickle ; translated by Thomas A. Brady, Jr.


This work presents a picture of Germany as one of Europe's most intensive areas of local self-governance from 1300 to 1800. Arguing against the traditional image of a passive lower class, the author  Read more...


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