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

TitleBritish Images of Germany: Admiration, Ambivalence, Antagonism, 1860-1914
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsScully, Richard
Number of Pages375
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityBasingstoke, UK

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 before 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 longstanding 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. --Publisher (Palgrave Macmillan)

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