The Mechanics of Internationalism: Culture, Society, and Politics from the 1840s to the First World War

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 471 pages
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This collection of essays by American and European scholars traces the origins of modern internationalism and the emergence of global society in the nineteenth century. It offers a fresh approach to the study of international history by looking at the structural prerequisites of the thrivinginternationalism before the First World War. Thus it links political and social movements trying to reform society and politics by way of transnational co-operation with the process of internationalizing cultural, political, and economic practices. The volume is less concerned with classicaldiplomatic history than with the increased, yet ambivalent, transnational linking of societies. The subjects covered range from the creation of international standards, the search for a monarchical international, and the making of international women's organizations to the emergence of fashionablemeeting places. The book provides a genuine historical perspective on present phenomena.
 

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Contents

Introduction The Mechanics of Internationalism
1
Free Trade Protectionism and the World Economy
27
One Language for the World The Metric System International Coinage Gold Standard and the Rise of Internationalism 185
55
Passports and the Status of Aliens
93
Governmental Internationalism and the Beginning of a New World Order in the Late Nineteenth Century
121
Searching for a Royal International The Mechanics of Monarchical Relations in NineteenthCentury Europe
145
Workers of the World Unite? Exploring the Enigma of the Second International
177
The Making of International Womens Organizations
205
The next great task of civilization International Exchange in Popular Science The GermanAmerican Case 18501900
285
Harmonicas for the World The Creation and Marketing of a Global Product
321
Art knows no Fatherland Internationalism and the Reception of German Art in France in the early Third Republic
357
The Rise of Internationalism in Sport
375
The Philosophical World Journey in the Nineteenth Century as a Cultural Comparison From Investigation the World to Exp
405
Taking the Waters Meeting Places of the Fashionable World
435
Notes on Contributors
458
Index
463

Internationalizing Civilization by Dissolving International Society The Status of NonEuropean Territories in Nineteenth
235
Nationalism and the Quest for Moral Universalism German Freemasonry 18601914
259

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Martin H. Geyer is a Professor of Modern History, University of Munich. Johannes Paulmann is Acting Chair of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Munich.

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