THE BUILDING OF HAMBURG'S BISMARCK MEMORIAL, 1898–1906

@article{Russell2000THEBO,
  title={THE BUILDING OF HAMBURG'S BISMARCK MEMORIAL, 1898–1906},
  author={Mark A. Russell},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={43},
  pages={133 - 156}
}
Hamburg's Bismarck memorial, unveiled in 1906, is considered to be one of the greatest expressions of Imperial Germany's Bismarck cult and an important development in the history of German memorial art. This article looks beyond these contextual categories to focus on the political and cultural exigencies specific to Hamburg which gave birth to the memorial. It suggests it was born of the desire of Hamburg's patrician classes to defend their political privileges in the face of dramatic social… Expand
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