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Liulevicius, Vejas G
The German myth of the East : 1800 to the present / Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DD120.E852 L58 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Germany -- Relations -- Europe, Eastern
Europe, Eastern -- Relations -- Germany
Europe, Eastern -- Foreign public opinion, German -- History
Subject(s) Public opinion -- Germany -- History
National characteristics, German
Physical Description 292 p. : ill. maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-283) and index
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Older Legacies Before 1800 -- 3. Influences of Enlightenment and Romanticism, 1800-1820s -- 4. Fusing the Myth, 1830-1871 -- 5. Age of Empires, 1871-1914 -- 6. First World War and its Aftermath, 1914-1933 -- 7. Nazi Visions of the East -- 8. Nightmare of the Advancing East, 1943-1955 -- 9. From the Cold War to the Present
Note Examining the various different expressions of the distinctive German myth of the East, Vejas Liulevicius discusses its importance as a feature of German culture over the last two centuries, which has influenced German attitudes both to Eastern Europe itself and also to Germans' own sense of identity

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