This highly original study of the German Revolution of 1848-49 examines the "failure" of the revolution, its repression and the attempts to come to terms with this repression.
Presenting a more multidimensional analysis than those deadending with the failure of the Frankfurt Imperial Constitution of 1849, Siemann (modern and contemporary history, U. of Munich) considers the revolution in terms of various crises of modernization: the middle classes vs. the under classes, and the old system of princely estates vs. new democratic groupings. Tables summarize such data as workers' professions, deaths in Berlin and Austria in March 1848, and the composition of the Berlin and Frankfurt national assemblies. Translated from the German (Deutsche Revolution von 1848/49). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.