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The Course of German History

The Course of German History

A Survey of the Development of German History Since 1815

  • Author: Alan John Percivale Taylor
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415255589
  • Category: History
  • Page: 281
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One of the most famous and controversial works by possibly the highest profile historian of the twentieth century.

The Course of German Nationalism

The Course of German Nationalism

From Frederick the Great to Bismarck 1763-1867

  • Author: Hagen Schulze,Professor of Modern German and European History Hagen Schulze
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521377591
  • Category: History
  • Page: 174
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The arduous path from the colorful diversity of the Holy Roman Empire to the Prussian-dominated German nation-state, Bismarck's German Empire of 1871, led through revolutions, wars and economic upheavals, but also through the cultural splendor of German Classicism and Romanticism. Hagen Schulze takes a fresh look at late eighteenth and nineteenth century German history, explaining it as the interaction of revolutionary forces from below and from above, of economics, politics, and culture. None of the results were predetermined, and yet their outcome was of momentous significance for all of Europe, if not the world.

Imperial Germany Revisited

Imperial Germany Revisited

Continuing Debates and New Perspectives

  • Author: Sven Oliver Muller,Cornelius Torp
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857459007
  • Category: History
  • Page: 362
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The German Empire, its structure, its dynamic development between 1871 and 1918, and its legacy, have been the focus of lively international debate that is showing signs of further intensification as we approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Based on recent work and scholarly arguments about continuities and discontinuities in modern German history from Bismarck to Hitler, well-known experts broadly explore four themes: the positioning of the Bismarckian Empire in the course of German history; the relationships between society, politics and culture in a period of momentous transformations; the escalation of military violence in Germany's colonies before 1914 and later in two world wars; and finally the situation of Germany within the international system as a major political and economic player. The perspectives presented in this volume have already stimulated further argument and will be of interest to anyone looking for orientation in this field of research.

The Question of German Unification

The Question of German Unification

1806-1996

  • Author: Imanuel Geiss
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136185682
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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The course of recent German history has been volatile. Events in Eastern Europe, the collapse of European Communism and German Re-Unification has brought issues of Germany's status into the arena of world politics. The Question of German Unification presents an introduction to the last two hundred years of German history and addresses questions raised by the status of Germany as a single or split national state. Imanuel Geiss: * argues that Germany has fluctuated all too frequently, and catastrophically, between being the power centre of Europe or a power vacuum * describes the special features of German history and looks at Germany within a European framework * analyses the political, economic and social aspects of German Nationalism as well as the impact of the collapse of Communism on Germany, through detailing long-term structures and processes * includes discussion of recent political events as well as a chronology and further reading. Imanuel Geiss reflects on the irrationalities of German history, surveys how they have been explained by historians, and provides a succinct and readable account of the complex issues involved.

The Epochs of German History

The Epochs of German History

  • Author: J. Haller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000697533
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Originally published in 1930. This book is not intended to be a discussion on German history, but to talk about its epochs, a period in which some fresh beginning is made, some fresh determining element enters, some event occurs to give a new direction to the course of history. The book is concerned with the critical moments of German history, the turning points in its course. Those are what we want to consider, wnd also to select as points of vantage from which we may survey the development of the German nation, viewing the panorama section by section.

A History of Germany 1918 - 2008

A History of Germany 1918 - 2008

The Divided Nation

  • Author: Mary Fulbrook
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144435972X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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The third edition of A History of Germany traces the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Offers a persuasive interpretation of the dynamics of twentieth-century German history Treats German history from 1918-2008 from the perspective of division and reunification, covering East and West German history in equal depth Covers the self-destructive Weimar Republic, the extremes of genocide and military aggression in the Nazi era, the division of the nation in the Cold War, and the collapse of communist East Germany and unification in 1990 New edition includes updates throughout, especially covering the Nazi period and the Holocaust; a new chapter on Germany since the 1990s; and a substantially revised and updated bibliography

The Continuities of German History

The Continuities of German History

Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Helmut Walser Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139471252
  • Category: History
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This book opens the debate about German history in the long term – about how ideas and political forms are traceable across what historians have taken to be the sharp breaks of German history. Smith argues that current historiography has become ever more focused on the twentieth century, and on twentieth-century explanations for the catastrophes at the center of German history. Against conventional wisdom, he considers continuities - nation and nationalism, religion and religious exclusion, racism and violence - that are the center of the German historical experience and that have long histories. Smith explores these deep continuities in novel ways, emphasizing their importance, while arguing that Germany was not on a special path to destruction. The result is a series of innovative reflections on the crystallization of nationalist ideology, on patterns of anti-Semitism, and on how the nineteenth-century vocabulary of race structured the twentieth-century genocidal imagination.