The Red Kingdom of Saxony

Lobbying Grounds for Gustav Stresemann

  • Donald WarrenJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Donald Warren Jr.
    Pages 1-24
  3. Donald Warren Jr.
    Pages 25-47
  4. Donald Warren Jr.
    Pages 48-62
  5. Donald Warren Jr.
    Pages 63-82
  6. Donald Warren Jr.
    Pages 83-90
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 91-105

About this book

Introduction

The old saw, "Gennany is the heart of Europe, Saxony the heart of Germany," Treitschke derided as that "favorite, self­ congratulatory phrase" parroted by reactionary Saxons. His ridicule is understandable. He was born a Saxon, yet adored Prussia, which forced his native kingdom into the Kaiserreich. Historians of this century, also loyal in a sense to the German Empire, have dismissed internal affairs of the federal states as parochial. Thus Saxony, though wracked by political agitation more severe than in any other German state during the last two decades of the Wilhelmian era, has been generally looked upon as peripheral to the great national issues of the day. Solid as Treitschke's grounds may in his time have been for scoffing at the anachronism of Saxon particularism, recent history has shown that Saxony was after all the heart of Gennany in more than the geographic sense. It was by far the most Lutheran region of Gennany and was often called the "model land" of Liberalism, a way of life not to be confused with liberal democracy in the M usterliindle, Baden, or in the Kingdom of Wiirttemberg. In Land Sachsen the small independent entre­ preneur did not vanish from the scene during the industrial boom of 1871-g0 as he did in Rhineland-Westphalia.

Keywords

Europe German Germany Martin Luther Russia democracy history history of literature issue model organ organization time

Authors and affiliations

  • Donald WarrenJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Long Island UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-1017-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1964
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0406-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1017-2
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