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The German Idea of Militarism

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This 1994 book examines the development of the modern idea of militarism from its inception in the 1860s until the outbreak of World War I. Imperial Germany witnessed a major controversy over the issue, as the arms race and the military-industrial complex displaced more traditional concerns about authoritarian rule, and militarism gradually acquired its modern meaning. This 1994 book examines the development of the modern idea of militarism from its inception in the 1860s until the outbreak of World War I. Often regarded as the archetypical militarist state, imperial Germany in fact witnessed a major controversy over the issue, which became a touchstone of political opposition. Issues like the arms race and the military-industrial complex displaced more traditional concerns about authoritarian rule, and militarism gradually acquired its modern meaning. The book is part of a wider discovery by historians of the way political identities and ideas intermeshed, contributing to the rise of civil society and new types of politics in modern Europe. The political history of the main protagonist of anti-militarism, German social democracy, is examined, as Nicholas Stargardt reveals the lasting influence of older radical traditions and reappraises the role played by its espousal of Marxism. Condition: the covers have some mild to moderate marking, denting, shelf-wear, corner-bumping, and staining. There are two small stickers on the back that will be difficult to remove. The edges have some moderate marking and staining as well. The interior pages are generally crisp and clean with a good strong binding.

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Author(s):
Stargardt, Nicholas
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
052146692X
ISBN-13:
9780521466929
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The German Idea of Militarism

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This 1994 book examines the development of the modern idea of militarism from its inception in the 1860s until the outbreak of World War I. Imperial Germany witnessed a major controversy over the issue, as the arms race and the military-industrial complex displaced more traditional concerns about authoritarian rule, and militarism gradually acquired its modern meaning. This 1994 book examines the development of the modern idea of militarism from its inception in the 1860s until the outbreak of World War I. Often regarded as the archetypical militarist state, imperial Germany in fact witnessed a major controversy over the issue, which became a touchstone of political opposition. Issues like the arms race and the military-industrial complex displaced more traditional concerns about authoritarian rule, and militarism gradually acquired its modern meaning. The book is part of a wider discovery by historians of the way political identities and ideas intermeshed, contributing to the rise of civil society and new types of politics in modern Europe. The political history of the main protagonist of anti-militarism, German social democracy, is examined, as Nicholas Stargardt reveals the lasting influence of older radical traditions and reappraises the role played by its espousal of Marxism. Condition: the covers have some mild to moderate marking, denting, shelf-wear, corner-bumping, and staining. There are two small stickers on the back that will be difficult to remove. The edges have some moderate marking and staining as well. The interior pages are generally crisp and clean with a good strong binding.

Added value:
None
Author(s):
Stargardt, Nicholas
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
052146692X
ISBN-13:
9780521466929
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The German Idea of Militarism

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