Popularizing the Nation

Popularizing the Nation

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In countless articles on culture, politics, landscape, industry, history, and other topics, the Gartenlaube played an influential role in nineteenth-century Germany's larger effort to forge a national identity for itself. In fact, Belgum argues that the search for, and development of, national identity in Germany was inextricably linked to the writings of the Gartenlaube and other popular magazines. Such publications served both as a public repository of mythic memory for the nation and as a source of new national images for a self-consciously modern Germany.The most notable aspect of the magazinea#39;s essay style was the predominance of military metaphor. In more than one instance, a Gartenlaube author portrayed the German participation at an international exposition in terms of military conquestanbsp;...


Title:Popularizing the Nation
Author: Kirsten Belgum
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1998
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