England's backyard : Vormärz travel writers on the Irish question

  • Most Germans went first to Great Britain to witness and describe what in comparison to the conditions in the German petty principalities was very progressive in its industrial advancement, free trade, extraordinary wealth-creation, very advanced civil rights and parliamentary democracy and to hold it up as a model to the Germans. Some then added on a trip to Ireland, which after all was a part of the political entity "The United Kingdom", to see, as they thought, more of the same. Instead they came face to face with the most abject poverty any of them had ever experienced, including the professional ethnographer Johann Georg Kohl, who had been all over Europe and as far as Siberia. For the Vormärz authors this raised questions as to why "John Bull's other island", as George Bernhard Shaw would much later call Ireland, was so utterly neglected

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Author:Eoin Bourke
Parent Title (German):Jahrbuch / FVF, Forum Vormärz Forschung
Publisher:Aisthesis Verlag
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:Forum Vormärz Forschung
Release Date:2020/08/06
GND Keyword:Irland <Motiv>; Irische Frage <Motiv>; Reiseliteratur; Vormärz
Page Number:11
First Page:218
Last Page:228
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
BDSL-Klassifikation:15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert / BDSL-Klassifikation: 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert > 15.11.00 Vormärz und Revolution 1848
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Jahrbuch / FVF, Forum Vormärz Forschung / Jahrbuch / FVF, Forum Vormärz Forschung - 14.2008
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht