In November 1919, the Belgian medievalist Henri Pirenne interpreted wartime Germany as an empire led astray by a "pernicious race theory," which continued to sway postwar German perspectives. This article argues that Pirenne was correct in criticising Weimar-era essentialism and links the völkisch perspective to the German military occupations of the First World War.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis/ Revue Belge de Histoire Contemporaine|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2011|
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