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Under the Map of Germany : Nationalism and Propaganda 1918-1945 - Herb Guntrum

Under the Map of Germany

Nationalism and Propaganda 1918-1945

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At the close of First World War, propaganda mapping played a crucial role in the creation of a consensus about German national territory. "Under the Map of Germany" provides a detailed analysis of the history and techniques of mapping in inter-war Germany. Using extensive archival documentation--including many previously undiscovered maps--to chart the development of alternative concepts of national territory brought about during the Weimar Republic, the author reveals how an effective propaganda mapping network had been established and a consensus reached about the extent of the Greater German nation "before" the rise of Nazism. Challenging the belief that national self-determination is a just cause, "Under the Map of Germany" reveals that national territories are not tangible entities that can be clearly delimited, but are artificial constructs open to a wide range of interpretations.

1. Nationalism, Territory, Maps, and Propaganda -- 2. Cartography and National Territory at the End of the First World War -- 3. A Concern for Accuracy -- 4. New Concepts of National Territory -- 5. Coordination of Cartographic Revisionism: The Stiftung fur Deutsche Volks-Und Kulturbodenforschung -- 6. Maps as Weapons: The Development of Suggestive Cartography -- 7. Creating a Unified Message -- 8. Concepts of National Territory in the Third Reich -- 9. Maps and Nazi Propaganda.

ISBN: 9780203433720
ISBN-10: 0203433726
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 7th November 1996