Debates about the Recent Past

  title={Debates about the Recent Past},
  author={Andrew Lees},
Early in 1849 numerous authors began to reflect on the revolution which they had just witnessed. Events of the magnitude which Germany had experienced demanded to be recounted and explained. Since Germany was well endowed with historians, many of whom had participated directly in political life, the challenge to make sense out of the recent past was quickly taken up. In scrutinizing contemporary history, the intellectuals hoped to prepare themselves and their countrymen for the struggles of the… CONTINUE READING