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German Nationalism and Religious Conflict:
Culture, Ideology, Politics, 1870-1914
Helmut Walser Smith

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Notes on Usage and Translation
Introduction5
1The Kulturkampf and German National Identity19
Protestantism and Kultur: Constructing a National Canon20
Force, Freedom, and Cultural Disunity: The Role of the State37
The Kulturkampf and the Catholic Community42
2Visions of the Nation: The Ideology of Religious Conflict50
The Ideology of the Protestant League51
Catholics, the Nation, and the Roots of Antagonism61
3Religious Conflict and Social Life79
"The Invisible Boundary"80
Secularization85
Confessional Integration and Confessional Conflict94
The Social Bases of Confessional Conflict102
4The Politics of Nationalism and Religious Conflict, 1897-1906117
Sammlungspolitik, Salutations, and the Jesuit Law: Symbolic Politics118
The Underground Politics of the Protestant League127
The Reaction of the Catholic Center138
5The Politics of Nationalism and Religious Conflict, 1907-14141
German Nationalism and the Catholic Center in the Bulow Bloc142
The Organization of the Nation: Religious Conflict inside the Nationalist Pressure Groups146
The Collapse of the Bulow Bloc and the Eclipse of Integral Nationalist Politics154
6Protestants, Catholics, and Poles: Religious and Nationality Conflicts in the Empire's Ethnically Mixed Areas, 1897-1914169
The Geography of National and Religious Conflict in the Ethnic Borderlands of the Prussian East170
German Protestants and Catholic Poles173
The Protestant League and the Limits of Protestant Organization in the Ethnic Borderlands178
German Catholics and Polish Catholics: The Making of an Antagonism185
The Catholic Center and the Nationality Conflict191
7Los von Rom: Religious Conflict and the Quest for a Spiritual Pan-Germany206
The Allure of Nationalism: The Appeal of Los von Rom211
Throne, Altar, and National Religion219
Pan-German Politics and the Demise of Los von Rom225
Conclusion233
Sources241
Index267

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