Germany Since 1800: A New Social And Economic History

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The third volume in the series focuses on Germany's explosive economic transformation after 1800, the cycles of war, defeat, and dictatorship from 1914 to 1950, and the “German miracle” of revitalization after WWII. The picture is one of rapid change, but within a framework of recognizable long-term continuities. This book vividly portrays how Germany contributed to the rapid transformation of Europe after 1800 while retaining its distinctive features.

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Overview

The third volume in the series focuses on Germany's explosive economic transformation after 1800, the cycles of war, defeat, and dictatorship from 1914 to 1950, and the “German miracle” of revitalization after WWII. The picture is one of rapid change, but within a framework of recognizable long-term continuities. This book vividly portrays how Germany contributed to the rapid transformation of Europe after 1800 while retaining its distinctive features.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340652145
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/29/2003
  • Series: An Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheilagh Ogilvie is Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge, UK

Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK

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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
List of maps
Contents of Volumes I and II
General preface
Preface to Volume III
Acknowledgements
1 The regional dimension: economic geography, economic development, and national integration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries 1
2 Population and the economy in Germany, 1800-1990 35
3 Land, peasant and lord in German agricultural since 1800 71
4 Government and the economy in the nineteenth century 106
5 Finance and industry 152
6 Urbanization and social transformation, 1800-1914 192
7 Social policy and social welfare in Germany from the mid-nineteenth century to the present 227
8 Economy and state in Germany in the twentieth century 251
9 Social structure in the twentieth century 279
10 Science, technology, and society in Germany from 1800 to the present 320
11 Women and the family 355
12 Anthropometrics, consumption, and leisure: the standard of living 383
Index 423
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