A History of Modern Germany: 1800 to the Present

A History of Modern Germany: 1800 to the Present

by Martin Kitchen
     
 

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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present.

  • Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changes
  • Features updated and extended coverage of German social
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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present.

  • Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changes
  • Features updated and extended coverage of German social change and modernization, class, religion, and gender
  • Includes more in depth coverage of the German Democratic Republic
  • Examines Germany's social, political, and economic history
  • Covers the unification of Germany, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, post-war division, the collapse of Communism, and developments since re-unification
  • Addresses regional history rather than focusing on the dominant role of Prussia

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall, Kitchen offers a well-written and useful text for anyone studying or interested in modern Germany history." (Times Higher Education Supplement, 23 February 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444396898
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
440
File size:
7 MB

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From the Publisher
"Kitchen's History of Modern Germany provides a comprehensive and lively account of key developments in German history from the early nineteenth century to the post-unification period. Ranging from diplomatic and political history to women's history, sexuality, Jews, food, drink and fashion, and changing patterns of social stratification, Kitchen's second edition, with newly written sections on Nazism and the GDR, incorporates the very latest historical research while remaining readable and accessible to a wide audience."
Stuart Taberner, University of Leeds

"Whoever looks for a classic political history of modern Germany, is best served with Martin Kitchen's most reliable, well organized and up-to-date account."
Thomas Kühne, Clark University

"Martin Kitchen has provided a lucid and scholarly narrative focused on Germany's emergence as a national state from its fragmented condition in the early 19th century and post-1945 decades. Along the way, he has interwoven the necessary political, economic, social, and cultural trends that are useful in providing a comprehensive account of the complexities that mark this history up to Angela Merkel. He has also effectively used statistics and vivid portraits of the actors to offer a living history."
Donald Dietrich, Boston College

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Meet the Author

Martin Kitchen is Professor Emeritus of History at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include Nazi Germany at War (1994), The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany (1996), The German Offensives of 1918 (2001), The Third Reich: Charisma and Community (2008) and Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943 (2009).

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