British Images of Germany: Admiration, Antagonism & Ambivalence, 1860-1914

Hardcover | November 27, 2012

byRichard Scully

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British Images of Germany: Admiration, Antagonism & Ambivalence, 1860-1914 is the first full-length cultural history of Britain's relationship with Germany and the Germans in the key period leading up to the First World War. Representing a recent about-face in scholarly appreciations of Anglo-German relations, Richard Scully reassesses the assumption that the relationship in the lead up to 1914 was increasingly fraught and reveals a more complex picture: that a long standing sense of kinship felt by Britons for Germany and the Germans persisted right up to the outbreak of war, even surviving times of acute diplomatic tension. This innovative re-examination incorporates the reading of British images of Germany in maps, travel literature, fiction and political cartoons: forms which have never before been appreciated for the light they shed on this fascinating period of history

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British Images of Germany: Admiration, Antagonism & Ambivalence, 1860-1914 is the first full-length cultural history of Britain's relationship with Germany and the Germans in the key period leading up to the First World War. Representing a recent about-face in scholarly appreciations of Anglo-German relations, Richard Scully reassesses...

RICHARD SCULLY is a lecturer in Modern European History at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. He received his PhD from Monash University in 2008, where he lectured in history and international studies. With Marian Quartly he edited the 2009 volume Drawing the Line: Using Cartoons as Historical Evidence.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 10.34 × 5.68 × 1.22 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230301568

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction – 'The Beginnings'
PART I: MAPPING GERMANY, 1860-1914
From 'Geographical Expression' to German Empire
'North Sea' or 'German Ocean'?: Britain and Germany in the Wider World
A 'Pink Link' – Race, Religion and the Anglo-German Cartographic Freemasonry
War and the Severing of the 'Pink link'
PART II: TRAVELLING TO GERMANY, 1860-1914: A GUIDEBOOK
Britain and Baedeker's Germany
The Rhine, the Spas, and Beyond; in War and Peace
Business as Usual: the 1880s and 1890s
The Last of the Summer Holidays: Twentieth Century Travel
PART III: MODELS AND MONSTERS: ENGLISH LITERATURE AND THE IDEA OF GERMANY
Learned, Indefatigable, Deep-thinking Germany...'
The German Invasion of Britain in 1872 and 'What Became of the Invaders'
Two Georges and Two Germanies: Gissing & Meredith Commence Debate
Looking Into the Abyss..?
PART IV: PUNCH, JUDY AND GERMAN MICHAEL: CARTOONS OF GERMANY
'Wilhelm in Wonderland': Germany in the Wars of Unification
Satiated and Satisfied? - Bismarckian Germany
'Dropping the Pilot' – Wilhelm II and Weltpolitik
The Coming of the Horrible Hun
Conclusions
Endnotes