Addresses to the German Nation

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The Addresses to the German Nation (Reden an die deutsche Nation, 1808) is a political literature book by German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte that advocates German nationalism in reaction to the occupation and subjugation of German territories by Napoleon's French Empire.[1][2] Fichte evoked a sense of German distinctiveness in language, tradition, and literature that composed a common identity.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jusdanis 2001, pp. 82-83.
  2. ^ James 2011, pp. 162.


Further reading[edit]

  • Gregory Moore (ed.), Fichte: Addresses to the German Nation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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