The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth and Mobilization in Germany

The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth and Mobilization in Germany

The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth and Mobilization in Germany

The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth and Mobilization in Germany

Synopsis

This is the first systematic analysis of German public opinion at the outbreak of the Great War. Jeffrey Verhey's powerful study demonstrates that the myth of war enthusiasm was historically inaccurate. He also examines the development of the myth in newspapers, politics and propaganda, and the propagation and appropriation of this myth after the war. His innovative analysis sheds new light on German experience of the Great War and on the role of political myths in modern German political culture.
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