New book on German Revolution

9783837627343_216x1000The new volume Germany 1916-23. A Revolution in Context, edited by Klaus Weinhauer, Anthony McElligott and Kirsten Heinsohn, puts the German Revolution “into a wider time frame (1916-23), and coheres around three interlinked propositions: (i) acknowledging that during its initial stage the German Revolution reflected an intense social and political challenge to state authority and its monopoly of physical violence, (ii) it was also replete with »Angst«-ridden wrangling over its longer-term meaning and direction, and (iii) was characterized by competing social movements that tried to cultivate citizenship in a new, unknown state.”

Content:

Introduction: In Search of the German Revolution
Klaus Weinhauer/Anthony McElligott/Kirsten Heinsohn

VIOLENCE, STATE AND ORDER
The Crowd in the German November Revolution 1918
Mark Jones

“Incapable of Securing Order?” The Prussian Police and the German Revolution 1918/19
Nadine Rossol

Labour Conflict and Everyday Violence as “Revolution”? Barcelona, 1919-23
Florian Grafl

COMMUNICATION AND IMAGINARIES
Gender and the Imaginary of Revolution in Germany
Kathleen Canning

Fear of Revolution Germany 1918/19 and the US-Palmer Raids
Norma Lisa Flores

German Defeat in World War I, Influenza and Postwar Memory
Oliver Haller

SUBJECTIVITIES AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Activist Subjectivities and the Charisma of World Revolution Soviet Communists Encounter Revolutionary Germany, 1918/19
Gleb J. Albert

‘Moral Power’ and Cultural Revolution Räte geistiger Arbeiter in Central Europe, 1918/19
Ian Grimmer

Simultaneity of the Un-simultaneous German Social Revolution and Polish National Revolution in the Prussian East, 1918/19
Jens Boysen

Commentary Stefan Berger

Commentary Dirk Schumann

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