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UCSB Hist 133A, Fall 2006 (133a homepage)
19th Century Germany, Oct. 16, 2006

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Lecture 7:
The Congress of Vienna Reorders Europe
(previous lecture, next lecture)

Administrative: Book Essay Handout & appropriate topics

Discussion of 1945 film (see quotations on Friday's handout)

  • What are typical characteristics of "ordinary" German people? Of "German" (Prussian) leaders?
  • Which historical events helped to establish which attitudes towards state power?

Guiding Questions

  • What happened with the reforms after the pressure of the Napoleonic invasion was gone?
  • In what ways did the Vienna solution ensure a century of peace? How did it ensure future war?

Cast of characters

  • Austria: Metternich (1773-1859)
    Franz II (1768-1835); 1808 3rd wife Maria Ludovika (1787-1816)
    Secretary: Friedrich v. Gentz (1764-1832)
  • Great Britain: Castlereigh
  • France: Talleyrand
  • Prussia: Hardenberg, W.v.Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm III.
  • Russia: Alexander I.
  • "Father of Gymnastics" Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

Dates/ Events

  • 1813: "To my People" (Lützow Free Corps)
  • 1814, May: First Peace of Paris
  • 1814, Oct-1815 June: Congress of Vienna (Restoration, Legitimacy, Solidarity); "Federal Act"
  • 1815, March-June: Napoleon returns as emperor (15 June 1815 Battle of Waterloo)
  • 1815, Oct: First student fraternity (Burschenschaft) founded at Jena University
  • 1817, Oct: Wartburg festival
  • 1818: constitutions in Bavaria and Baden
  • 1819, March: Kotzebue murdered by Sand
  • 1819, Sept: Carlsbad Decrees

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