Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany

by Derek Lewis, Ulrike Zitzlsperger
     
 

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany provides a comprehensive overview of most aspects of life and institutions in contemporary Germany. It also introduces the reader to the historical development of both East and West Germany between 1949 and 1990, and addresses the various issues arising from reunification.

This second edition of

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany provides a comprehensive overview of most aspects of life and institutions in contemporary Germany. It also introduces the reader to the historical development of both East and West Germany between 1949 and 1990, and addresses the various issues arising from reunification.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Germany.

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Reference Reviews
This series is most welcome....They may also be guided by the rather comprehensive bibliography that provides the finishing touch to a book every reader interested in contemporary Germany should have immediately available.
German Studies Review
It is enormously helpful....Scarecrow's new dictionary is a valuable, almost indispensable, volume to have nearby.
Booklist
...libraries would want to have the Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany on their reference shelves.
Vol. 45 No. 6 (February 2008) CHOICE
Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners, including journalists.
Reference and Research Book News
...addresses the main historical, cultural, and social developments of the Federal Republic of Germany, with some additional information about the German Democratic Republic, for the period from the Grand Coalition (1966-69) to the present day. It lists significant events in a chronology; presents the country, population, and highlights of its history in the introduction; and contains hundreds of cross-referenced entries in its dictionary for prominent figures, places, events, institutions, and organizations in the areas of politics, business, and culture. Also included is an extensive bibliography with listings of mainly book/periodical and internet publications in English, organized into four main sections: history; general descriptions, travel, and handbooks; topical studies; and printed and online resources.
November 2007 Reference and Research Book News
...addresses the main historical, cultural, and social developments of the Federal Republic of Germany, with some additional information about the German Democratic Republic, for the period from the Grand Coalition (1966-69) to the present day. It lists significant events in a chronology; presents the country, population, and highlights of its history in the introduction; and contains hundreds of cross-referenced entries in its dictionary for prominent figures, places, events, institutions, and organizations in the areas of politics, business, and culture. Also included is an extensive bibliography with listings of mainly book/periodical and internet publications in English, organized into four main sections: history; general descriptions, travel, and handbooks; topical studies; and printed and online resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810853881
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series, #54
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.73(h) x 1.76(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Lewis is a retired senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. He has taught and published in the field of modern German studies, computer-assisted language learning, translation and lexicography.

Ulrike Zitzlsperger is Associate Professor of German at the University of Exeter and Director of Education for Modern Languages. Her teaching and her research are based on 20th and 21st century German and European culture.

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