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A concise history of Germany

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Cambridge concise histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the complex history of Germany from the early middle ages to the late 20th century and the breaching of the Berlin wall, this book explores the interrelations between political, social and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Fulbrook
ISBN: 0521368367 ; pbk 9780521368360 ; pbk 0521362830 9780521362832
OCLC Number: 768619733
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Part I. Introduction: The German Lands and People: Part II. Medieval Germany: 1. The beginnings of German history; 2. Germany in the early and high middle ages; 3. Germany in the later middle ages; Part III. The Age of Confessionalism, 1500-1648: 4. The German reformation: the early years; 5. The German peasant's war; 6. The development of the German reformation;7. Germany in the age of counter-reformation; 8. The thirty years war; 9. The peace of Westphalia and the effects of the war; Part IV. The Age of Absolutism, 1648-1815: 10. Absolutism and the rise of Prussia; 11. Religion, culture and enlightenment; 12. The impact of the French revolution; Part V. The Age Of Industrialisation, 1815-1918: 13. Restoration Germany, 1815-48; 14. The revolution of 1848; 15. The unification of Germany; 16. Germany under Bismarck; 17. Society and politics in Wilhelmine Germany; 18. Culture in imperial Germany; 19. Foreign policy and the First World War; Part VI. Democracy and Dictatorship, 1918-45: 20. The Weimar Republic: origins and early years; 21. The period of apparent stabilisation; 22. The collapse of Weimar democracy; 23. The consolidation of Hitler's power; 24. Foreign policy and war; 25. Holocaust, resistance and defeat; Part VII. The Two Germanies 1945-90: 26. The creation of the two Germanies; 27. From establishment to consolidation; 28. Politics in the two Germanies, 1949-89; 29. Economy and society in West Germany; 30. Economy and society in the GDR, 1949-89; 31. The revolution of 1989 and the end of the post-war era; Part VIII. Patterns and Problems of German History; Guide to further reading; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge concise histories.
Responsibility: Mary Fulbrook.

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'... a thunderingly good read ... The fact that the story takes in the 1989-90 Revolution is an added bonus ... the best introduction to German history for the general reader.' German History '... Read more...

 
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