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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||0521368367 ; pbk 9780521368360 ; pbk 0521362830 9780521362832|
|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.|
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