Course of German History / Edition 2

Course of German History / Edition 2

by A.J.P. Taylor
     
 

One of A.J.P. Taylor's best-known books, The Course of German History is a notoriously idiosyncratic work. Composed in his famously witty style, yet succinct to the point of sharpness, this is one of the great historian's finest, if more controversial, accomplishments. As Taylor himself noted, 'the history of the Germans is a history of extremes. It contains

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One of A.J.P. Taylor's best-known books, The Course of German History is a notoriously idiosyncratic work. Composed in his famously witty style, yet succinct to the point of sharpness, this is one of the great historian's finest, if more controversial, accomplishments. As Taylor himself noted, 'the history of the Germans is a history of extremes. It contains everything except moderation.' He could, of course, simply be referring to his own book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415255585
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

A.J.P. Taylor (1906-90). British political and diplomatic historian, and noted journalist. He was the author of numerous bestselling works, including Bismarck, English History 1914-1945, The Origins of the Second World War and The War Lords.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
1Divided Germany: the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire1
2The ascendancy of France, 1792-181426
3The German Confederation: the years of Austro-Prussian partnership, 1815-4843
41848: the year of German liberalism67
5The ascendancy of Austria, 1849-6097
6The conquest of Germany by Prussia, 1862-71110
7Bismarckian Germany: the ascendancy of Prussia, 1871-90130
8The Germany of William II: the conquest of Prussia by Germany, 1890-1906159
9The crisis of Hohenzollern Germany, 1906-16180
10The rule of the German Army, 1916-19200
11Republican interregnum, 1919-30223
12Demagogic dictatorship and the completion of German unity after 1930243
Some Books on German history269
Index271

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