The Great Disorder: Politics, Economics, and Society in the German Inflation, 1914-1924 / Edition 1

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This book presents a comprehensive study of the most famous and spectacular instance of inflation in modern industrial society--that in Germany during and following World War I.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195101140
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1040
  • Lexile: 1740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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University of California, Berkeley
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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
The German Inflation in Collective Memory and Economic History 3
The Germany of Dr. Cornelius 11
Pt. I The First World War and the Origins of the German Inflation
1 Financing the War 25
2 War Economy and Inflation 52
Pt. II Managing the Crises: From the November Revolution to the Kapp Putsch
3 The Economics of Revolution and Revolutionary Economics 99
4 The Chaotic Path to Relative Stabilization, July 1919-March 1920 156
Pt. III Relative Stabilization and Inflationary Reconstruction, April 1920-May 1921
5 The Trials and Tribulations of Relative Stabilization 211
6 What Kind of Reconstruction? The German Business Community Faces the Future 255
Pt. IV Reparations and the Domestic Management of the German Inflation
7 The Presentation of the Bill 309
8 The Domestic Politics of Fulfillment, May 1921-January 1922 344
9 The Transition to Galloping Inflation 385
10 The Vicious Circles: From Galloping Inflation to Hyperinflation, January-July 1922 418
11 Stabilization Debates and Political Crises, August 1922-January 1923 453
Pt. V Society, State, and Economy in the Hyperinflation of 1922
12 The Year of Dr. Mabuse: The Hyperinflation and German Society in 1922 513
13 Facing Disaster: The State and the "Productive Estates" on the Eve of the Ruhr Occupation 576
Pt. VI The Ruhr Crisis, End of the Mark, Currency Reform, and Stabilization
14 A Disordered Fortress: Passive Resistance, the Cuno Government, and the Destruction of the German Mark 631
15 The Politics of Currency Reform, August-October 1923 698
16 The Politics of Stabilization, October-November 1923 754
17 Saving the Stabilization, December 1923-April 1924 803
Epilogue: A Mortgaged Democracy 837
Notes 859
Bibliography 945
Index 969
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