The German Lands and Eastern Europe: Essays on the History of their Social, Cultural and Political Relations

The German Lands and Eastern Europe: Essays on the History of their Social, Cultural and Political Relations

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The relationship between Germans and their non-German counterparts in Central and East Europe has been a fundamental feature of European History. The twelve essays in this volume address key aspects of this complex and multifaceted relationship which has been marked by friendship and cooperation as well as enmity and strife. The topics range from medieval peasant settlement to present-day relations between Germans and Poles. Central themes are national identity, the emergence and development of mixed communities and inter-cultural communication.

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ISBN-13: 9781349270965
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Series: Studies in Russia and East Europe
Edition description: 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

NORMAN DAVIES Professor Emeritus of Polish History at SSEES
KARIN FRIEDRICH Lecturer in German History at SSEES
LINDSEY HUGHES Professor of Russian History at SSEES
JOHN D. KLIER Corob Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London
HANS LEMBERG Professor of East European History at the Philipps-Universität, Marburg
BRUCE MITCHELL completing his doctoral thesis on ethnographic cartography at SSEES
H. BARRY NISBET Vice-Master of Sidney Sussex College and Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge
JOHANNES PAULMANN completing his study on royal and state visits in nineteenth-century Europe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
MARTYN RADY Senior Lecturer in Central European History at SSEES
THEO J. SCHULTE Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge
KEITH SWORD Lecturer in Polish Studies at SSEES

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction; R.Bartlett and K.Sch�nw�er The German Settlement in Central and Eastern Europe During the High Middle Ages; M.Rady Cives Patriae : 'German' Burghers in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; K.Friedrich German Specialists in Petrine Russia: Architects, Painters and Thespians; L.Hughes State-Sponsored Immigration Into Eastern Europe in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; R.Bartlett and B.Mitchell Herder's Conception of Nationhood and its Influence in Eastern Europe; H.B. Nisbet Westjuden : Germany and German Jews Through East European Eyes; J.D.Klier 'Dearest Nicki...': Monarchical Relations Between Prussia, the German Empire and Russia During the Nineteenth Century; J.Paulmann The Germans and Czech Statehood in the Twentieth Century; H.Lemgerg Invited but Unwanted? Migrants from the East in Germany, 1890-1990; K.Sch�nw�er Soldiers and War Criminals: the Ongoing Debate about the Wehrmacht in the Second World War; T.J.Schulte From Ethnic Cleansing to Ethnic Resurgence: the German Minority in Poland, 1945-95; K.Sword One Thousand Years of Polish-German Camaraderie; N.Davies Index

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