A Good German Conscience: The Life and Time of Ernst Moritz Arndt
In order to understand the Germany that was coming into being at the beginning of the 19th century, the Germany that longed for unification, one must know Ernst Moritz Arndt. Arndt, the professor of history, taught Germans to respect their culture but also to learn from their past division and resulting misery. Arndt, the poet, taught the Germans to sing of Germany, and they sang his songs. When he died in 1860, Arndt was a national hero. Dow comprehensively presents this engaging biography of a man whose life illuminates Germany past and present. Contents: Education; The Professor; The Maelstrom; Arndt's Ideas; The Road to Petersburg; The War of Liberation; Bonn; Years of Woe; Release; Revolution; Farewell; In Memoriam.
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