History of Modern Germany, 1800-2000 / Edition 1

History of Modern Germany, 1800-2000 / Edition 1

by Martin Kitchen
     
 

This engaging textbook provides a broad survey of modern German history from 1800-2000, and situates Germany’s fragmented past within its full context.

Organized chronologically, the book addresses all the major watersheds in German history, including the unification, the rise and fall of the German Empire, the emergence of the Weimar Republic and its

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This engaging textbook provides a broad survey of modern German history from 1800-2000, and situates Germany’s fragmented past within its full context.

Organized chronologically, the book addresses all the major watersheds in German history, including the unification, the rise and fall of the German Empire, the emergence of the Weimar Republic and its eventual submergence by the Third Reich, the collapse of the Third Reich with the Second World War, the birth of the Federal Republic, the collapse of Communism, and re-unification. Written from the perspective of post-reunification Germany, A History of Modern Germany allows readers to take a long view of German history and to trace continuities as well as changes. It examines cultural issues such as class, religion, and gender, as well as political and economic history, and includes coverage of regional history rather than merely focusing on the dominant role of Prussia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405100410
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Acknowledgments.

Maps.

Introduction.

1. Germany Under Napoleon.

The Age of Reform.

The War of Liberation.

2. Germany in Transition.

Town and Country.

The Industrial Revolution.

The Emergence of a Class Society.

The Jewish Community.

3. Restoration and Reform.

Student Radicalism.

Germany Under Metternich.

Nationalism.

Constitutional Developments.

The Zollverein.

The Congress System.

The Revolutionary Movements.

4. The Revolutions of 1848.

The Frankfurt Parliament.

The Constitutional Question.

5. The Struggle for Mastery.

The Crimean War.

The Italian Question.

The “New Era” in Prussia.

The Origins of Social Democracy.

The Constitutional crisis in Prussia.

The Schleswig Holstein Question.

6. The Unification of Germany.

The Franco-Prussian War.

The Unification of Germany.

The Role of the Military.

Jews in the New Germany.

7. Bismarck’s Germany.

The Kulturkampf.

Social Democracy and the New.

From Free Trade to Protectionism.

The Anti-Socialist Laws.

Liberals in Bismarck's Germany.

Class Structure.

Women's Place in the New.

Sex and Society.

8. Germany and Europe 1871—1890.

From the Congress of Berlin to.

Bismarck and Imperialism.

Bismarck's System of Alliances.

9 Wilhelmine Germany: 1890—1914.

Caprivi and the “New Course”.

Hohenlohe.

“World Politics” and Navalism.

Bülow.

Bethmann Hollweg.

10. The First World War.

War Aims and Opposition.

From Bethmann Hollweg to.

From Michaelis to Hertling.

The Impact of the Bolshevik.

The Revolution from Above.

The Revolution of 1918.

11. The Weimar Republic.

The Kapp Putsch.

Reparations and Inflation.

The Occupation of the Ruhr.

Stresemann and Fulfilment.

Weimar Culture.

Locarno.

The Depression.

Brüning.

Von Papen.

Schleicher.

12. The Nazi Dictatorship.

Gleichschaltung.

Ernst Roehm and the SA.

Hitler in Full Command.

The Dual State.

The SS.

Anti-Semitism.

13. Nazi Germany 1933—1945.

Women in Nazi Germany.

First Steps in Foreign Policy.

The Anschluss.

Czechoslovakia and Appeasement.

The Polish Crisis.

War.

The War in the West.

Barbarossa.

The Beginnings of the Shoah.

The Turn of the Tide.

The Third Reich and Modernisation.

14. The Adenauer Era: 1945—1963.

Germany Divided.

The German Democratic Republic.

The German Question.

East Germany in the Khruschchev.

Willy Brandt.

The “Spiegel” Affair.

The End of the Adenauer Era.

Culture in the Federal Republic.

15. Two Germanies: 1963—1982.

The Federal Republic After.

Willy Brandt as Chancellor.

East Germany Under Honecker.

Helmuth Schmidt.

The Candidature of Helmut Kohl.

The Extra Parliamentary Opposition.

Helmuth Schmidt’s Chancellorship:.

16. The Reunification of Germany.

The Winds of Change.

Unification.

Germany United.

Bibliography.

Index

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