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Junges Deutschland
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1. Concept and participants

The term Junges Deutschland (“Young Germany”), first attested in 1833, denoted a grouping, influential between around 1830 and 1840, of metropolitan professional writers born in the first decade of the 19th century and not belonging to the “educated bourgeoisie” (Bildungsbürgertum), who despite forming temporary alliances of expediency, competed for artistic recognition a…

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Ansel, Michael, “Junges Deutschland”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021762>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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