By A. Körner

This ebook is without doubt one of the infrequent contributions to the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of 1848 which takes a totally new, theoretically educated strategy. rather than a conventional social or political heritage, the authors examine the dichotomy among the overseas size within the principles of the revolution and the nationalisation of thoughts in its commemorations during the last a hundred and fifty years. The booklet deals unique examine at the heritage of eu rules and takes half within the present debate concerning the dating among historical past and memory.

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12 Maybe this is because recognition of great economic differences from both east to west and north to south already suggests that one will not get far with such comparison. In any case, class analysis takes one well beyond the economy. The rather limited nature of revolution in 1848–9 meant, in my view, that extensive patterns of socio-political action and conflict which one might analyse in class terms never had time or opportunity 40 John Breuilly to develop. That is why I think the most useful types of socioeconomic comparison will be those that focus on occupational sectors such as those of artisans or peasants.

423. 64 MEW, vols 5, 6, 7. 65 Merriman, The Agony of the Republic, p. 26. , p. 32. 67 Allgemeine Arbeiter Zeitung, 20 May 1848 and 10 June 1848, reprint (Frankfurt am Main: Sauer & Auvermann, 1968), p. 10. 68 Allgemeine Arbeiter Zeitung, 24 May 1848, pp. 21 ff. 69 W. Häusler, Von der Massenarmut zur Arbeiterbewegung. Demokratie und soziale Frage in der Wiener Revolution von 1848 (Vienna and Munich: Jugend & Volk, 1979), p. 268. , p. 275. 71 Siemann, Die deutsche Revolution, p. 61. 72 R. Wagner, ‘Die Revolution’ (1849), anonymous in Dresdner Volksblättern, in D.

61 Mommsen, ‘Die nationale Frage in der Revolution von 1848/49’, p. 349. Kühnl, ‘1848 und der deutsche Sonderweg’, p. 340. Sperber, ‘Eine alte Revolution in neuer Zeit’, p. 28. Götz and Heiss, ‘Die Nation’, pp. 162 ff. 62 T. Nipperdey, Deutsche Geschichte 1800–1866. Bürgerwelt und starker Staat (Munich: Beck, 1983), p. 627. H. H. , Europa 1848, pp. 231–52, 251. Robert Blum denounced the new Germans’ ‘youthful’ nationalism: Mommsen, ‘Die nationale Frage in der Revolution von 1848/49’, pp. 353 ff.

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