By Carine Germond, Henning Türk
Carine Germond, Henning Türk. A historical past of Franco-German relatives in Europe. From "Hereditary Enemies" to companions. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 299 Pages
This publication surveys Franco-German family from the French Revolution to the Nineteen Nineties, amassing the most up-tp-date learn from region specialists.
About the Author
Carine Germond is the Clifford Hackett Lecturer within the background of eu Integration at Yale. Henning Türk teaches heritage on the collage Duisburg-Essen.
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Winfried Baumgart, Europäisches Konzert und nationale Bewegung. Internationale Beziehungen 1830–1878 (Paderborn: Schönigh, 1999), 271–80; Marcowitz, Großmacht, 99–126. 1057/9780230616639 - A History of Franco-German Relations in Europe, Edited by Carine Germond and Henning Türk Attraction and Repulsion • 25 11. Franz Herre, Deutsche und Franzosen. Der lange Weg zur Freundschaft (Bergisch Gladbach: G. Lubbe, 1983), 136ff. 12. Anselm Doering-Manteuffel, Die Deutsche Frage und das Europäische Staatensystem 1815–1871 (München: Oldenburg, 1993), 18.
43 In the early 1840s, however, the image of Napoleon and France in general started shifting. The French government publicly claimed the Rhine as the Franco-German border in 1840 and thus the territories on the west bank as French. This rhetoric immediately recalled the era of Napoleonic rule. It provoked an increase in national sentiment and a surge in patriotism that until then had hardly gained ground in the Rhineland. 44 In December of 1852, Louis Napoleon became French emperor as Napoleon III.
Contemporaries were not sparing in their criticism of the “anachronistic” fragmentation of the Reich,24 while historiography has also regarded the Holy Roman Empire for a long time as backward, military weak, economically underdeveloped in large areas, and simply old fashioned. 25 On the other hand, recent studies have stressed that France was by no means a modern, centralized nationstate by 1800 or 1815. 27 Finally, research in recent years has questioned to a great extent the ruptures of 1789 for French history and 1806 for German history.
A History of Franco-German Relations in Europe. From "Hereditary Enemies" to Partners by Carine Germond, Henning Türk