German History Since 1800 / Edition 1

German History Since 1800 / Edition 1

by Mary Fulbrook
     
 

In 1800 there was no "Germany" as we think of a unitary nation state today. Still nominally held together under the framework of the Holy Roman Empire, its political shape and boundaries were in a state of flux. In the following two centuries, Germany went through massive transformations. This collection brings together an international team of distinguished

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Overview

In 1800 there was no "Germany" as we think of a unitary nation state today. Still nominally held together under the framework of the Holy Roman Empire, its political shape and boundaries were in a state of flux. In the following two centuries, Germany went through massive transformations. This collection brings together an international team of distinguished scholars to produce an innovative and accessible guide to the controversial course of modern German history. Exploring the main issues in social, economic, cultural, and political history, the book reflects the diversity and liveliness of the field. Using a wealth of tables, maps and illustrations, it provides points of entry to key issues for students and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340692004
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
830,129
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of maps
List of illustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
Pt. I1800-1870
2The German lands before 181515
3Germany 1815-1848: Restoration or pre-March?38
4'Relative backwardness' and long-run development: economic, demographic and social changes61
5Cultural and intellectual trends88
6The revolutions of 1848-49 and the persistence of the old regime in Germany (1848-1850)106
7Revolution to unification124
Pt. II1871-1918
8Bismarckian Germany and the structure of the German Empire147
9Demographic growth, industrialization and social change168
10Imperial Germany: cultural and intellectual trends181
11Wilhelmine Germany199
Some basic statistics for Germany, 1815-1918227
Pt. III1918-1945
12Germany from war to dictatorship235
13The German inter-war economy: political choice versus economic determinism258
14Culture and society in Weimar Germany: the impact of modernism and mass culture279
15The rise of the Nazis: Sonderweg or spanner in the works?298
16Hitler and the Nazi dictatorship318
17The Holocaust339
Pt. IVGermany since 1945
18Division and stability: the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-1989365
19The failed experiment: East German communism391
20Ossis and Wessis: the creation of two German societies411
21Culture, history and national identity in the two Germanies since 1945432
22The end of the GDR: revolution and voluntary annexation454
Pt. VContinuities and discontinuities in modern German history
23The German tradition of historiography, 1800-1995477
24The difficult rise of a civil society: societal history of modern Germany493
25Gender in German history512
26German war, German peace539
27The national idea in modern German history556
Chronology: Germany, 1800-1990585
Notes on the contributors596
Index601

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