The Language of Weimar Democracy

9783050065274kThe new collection of articles Demokratiegeschichte als Zäsurgeschichte is bringing together historians and linguists investigating ‘discourses of the early Weimar Republic’. They explore the historical break of 1918/19 as a linguistic transformation: terms like ‘democracy’ and ‘popular government’ (Volksherrschaft) enjoyed a sudden boost in popularity and all political factions fought intensely over their exact definition.

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