Available in English to coincide with the 150th anniversary, this original study of the German Revolution of 1848-9 examines the "failure" of the revolution, its repression and the attempts to come to terms with this repression. Professor Siemann's analysis centres on the contradictory forms of collective protest, the tensions in the social, agrarian and commercial spheres, the different stages of development in individual German territories and the regional centres of industrialization and politicization. It is against this backdrop that the "failure" of the revolution is put into perspective. The work is intended for undergraduate courses on the European Revolutions of 1848-9, for undergraduate courses on 19th-century Germany, and for students of history.
WOLFRAM SIEMANN is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Munich.