Richard Wagner (1813-1883) has often been regarded as a symbol of «Germanness.» Despite this view, few studies have been undertaken regarding his nationalistic thinking. Imagined Germany focuses on Wagner's idea of Deutschtum, especially during the unification of Germany, 1864-1871. Salmi discusses how Wagner defined Germanness, what stereotypes, ideas, and sentiments he attached to it, and what kind of state could realize Wagner's national ideals.
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The Author: Hannu Salmi is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Turku in Finland. He has published numerous articles on the history of music in Finalnd and Germany, but is also known as a historian of film and popular culture. At the moment, he is preparing a study on Richard Wagner's reception in the Baltic Sea area.
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Book Description Peter Lang New York, 1999. gr.8°, 229 S. OPbd. Schönes Exemplar Versand von Zürich aus möglich. Bookseller Inventory # 59844