The Mechanics of Internationalism

Hardcover | April 1, 2001

EditorMartin H. Geyer, Johannes Paulmann

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This collection of essays by American and European scholars traces the origins of modern internationalism and the emergence of global society in the nineteenth century. It offers a fresh approach to the study of international history by looking at the structural prerequisites of the thrivinginternationalism before the First World War. Thus it links political and social movements trying to reform society and politics by way of transnational co-operation with the process of internationalizing cultural, political, and economic practices. The volume is less concerned with classicaldiplomatic history than with the increased, yet ambivalent, transnational linking of societies. The subjects covered range from the creation of international standards, the search for a monarchical international, and the making of international women's organizations to the emergence of fashionablemeeting places. The book provides a genuine historical perspective on present phenomena.

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This collection of essays by American and European scholars traces the origins of modern internationalism and the emergence of global society in the nineteenth century. It offers a fresh approach to the study of international history by looking at the structural prerequisites of the thrivinginternationalism before the First World War. ...

Martin H. Geyer is a Professor of Modern History, University of Munich. Johannes Paulmann is Acting Chair of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Munich.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:481 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:April 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199202389

ISBN - 13:9780199202386

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Martin H. Geyer and Johannes Paulmann: Introduction: The Mechanics of InternationalismSidney Pollard: Free Trade, Protectionism, and the World EconomyMartin H. Geyer: One Language for the World: The Metric System, International Coinage, Gold Standard, and the Rise of Internationalism, 1850-1900Andreas Fahrmeir: Passports and the Status of AliensMadeleine Herren: Governmental Internationalism and the Beginning of a New World Order in the Late Nineteenth CenturyJohannes Paulmann: Searching for a `Royal International': The Mechanics of Monarchical Relationships in Nineteenth-Century EuropeMoira Donald: Workers of the World Unite? Exploring the Enigma of the Second InternationalLeila J. Rupp: The Making of International Women's OrganizationsJorg Fisch: Internationalizing Civilization by Dissolving International Society. The Status of Non-European Territories in Nineteenth-Century International LawStefan-Ludwig Hoffmann: Nationalism and the Quest for Moral Universalism: German Freemasonry, 1860-1914Andreas W. Daum: `The next great task of civilization': International Exchange in Popular Science. The German-American Case, 1850-1900Hartmut Berghoff: Harmonicas for the World. The Creation and Marketing of a Global ProductRachel Esner: `Art knows no fatherland': Internationalism and the Reception of German Art in France in the early Third RepublicChristiane Eisenberg: The Rise of Internationalism in SportAlexander Schmidt-Gernig: The `Philosophical World Journey' in the Nineteenth Century as a Cultural Comparison: From Investigating the World to Exploring the SelfDavid Blackbourn: `Taking the Waters': Meeting Places of the Fashionable World