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Title:The Transformation of Civic Identity and Local Patriotism in Hamburg, 1790 to 1815
Author(s):Aaslestad-Lambertson, Katherine Barbara
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Schroeder, Paul W.
Department / Program:History
Discipline:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, Germanic
Abstract:At the same time the cataclysmic international events stimulated the emergence of a new local identity--Hanseatic solidarity. The city's need to defend its sovereignty and neutrality during the wars of the French Revolution and later Napoleonic conquest prompted Hamburg to unite with the cites of Bremen and Lubeck to improve their common chances of political and economic survival by gaining international protection of their independence. Hamburg, therefore, emerged in 1814 with a new narrowly defined notion of patriotism that marginalized its previous ethical code and emphasized defense from tyranny and a new local identity celebrating commercial Hanseatic solidarity. The decline in traditional communal patriotism combined with Hanseatic solidarity complemented the development of a new civic ideology: economic liberalism.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:333 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/84722
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737027
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997


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