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The belief of a 'Springtime of ecu Peoples', innovations of a common republic and the notice for the ecu size of the innovative occasions had a massive effect at the principles of 1848. They have been mirrored in songs, pamphlets and political statements. besides the fact that, the meanings of 1848 - its histories and stories - switch through the years and in accordance with diverse political, neighborhood and nationwide contexts. The preliminary idealism used to be quickly changed by way of nationalist aggressiveness. In so much commemorations, the revolution seemed as a countrywide occasion in the nationwide histories of geographical regions. this attitude simply replaced in 1998, at the get together of its one hundred fifty years' anniversary, whilst historians, poiiticains and the general public rediscovered 1848 as a eu revolution, legitimising the rescue of the geographical region. 1848: a eu Revolution? analyses the dichotomy among the foreign measurement in the rules of the revolution and the nationalisation of stories in its commemorations over the last one hundred fifty years.

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This view only changed during the years of the Brandt era which fostered more progressive attitudes in German society. 108 The Federal Republic's first social-democratic president, Gustav Heinemann, especially contributed to the creation of a new image of Germany's revolutionary tradition. 109 For most of the 150 years of commemoration, Hegelian teleology of the nation state made the history of 1848 a national history. 110 The German celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the revolution, including countless exhibitions, conferences and new publications, emphasize a European approach to the events.

23 With regard to the German revolution of 1848, and more specifically the radical movement in the German South-West, one should not underestimate the impact of the constitutional battles in Switzerland:24 ‘Im Hochland fiel der erste Schuß’ recalls one of the famous songs of the revolution by Ferdinand Freiligrath. 26 It is impossible not to see the destabilizing effect that the Italian revolutions had on the Habsburg Empire, or not to view the events in Vienna as part of the revolution in the rest of the German Federation.

Stearns, 1848: The Revolutionary Tide in Europe (New York/London: Norton, 1974). W. L. Langer, The Revolutions of 1848 (New York, 1971). J. Godechot, Les Révolutions de 1848 (Paris: PUF, 1971). R. Price, The Revolutions of 1848 (London: Macmillan, 1988). , Europa 1848. A systematic approach to the problem of a comparative history of 1848: Kaelble, ‘1848’. Rather out of date: P. Robertson, Revolutions of 1848. A Social History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1952). A detailed bibliography, divided by countries, in Stearns, 1848, pp.

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