Imperial Germany 1871-1918: Economy, Society, Culture and Politics / Edition 1

Imperial Germany 1871-1918: Economy, Society, Culture and Politics / Edition 1

by Volker R. Berghahn
     
 

Berghahn (history, Columbia U.) provides a synthetic history of the German Empire from its founding in 1871 by Otto von Bismarck through World War I. He takes a thematic approach, offering (for example) chapters on economic developments, the organization of industry, demographic structures and developments, social stratification, minorities and majorities, high and… See more details below

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Berghahn (history, Columbia U.) provides a synthetic history of the German Empire from its founding in 1871 by Otto von Bismarck through World War I. He takes a thematic approach, offering (for example) chapters on economic developments, the organization of industry, demographic structures and developments, social stratification, minorities and majorities, high and low culture, the sciences and humanities, political parties and elections, extraparliamentary organizations and movements, executive structural and functional change, foreign policy, and World War I as seen "from above" and "from below." In large measure, the work revolves around the concepts of the pluralization and polarization of society. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845450113
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,013,340
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : imperial Germany and historical research
1Economic sectors and structural change1
2National and regional economic developments10
3The organization of industry19
4Demographic structure and development38
5Social stratification and inequalities44
6Women and men58
7Issues of generation and socialization71
8Minorities and majorities87
9Basic patterns of social inequality and their milieus113
10High culture and popular culture121
11The sciences and humanities158
12The press, its readerships, and the role of intellectuals171
13The constitutional framework176
14Parties and elections in a period of dynamic change189
15Organizations and movements in the extraparliamentary sphere208
16Structure and functional changes in the executive branch225
17The evolution of domestic politics, 1871-1914244
18Foreign policy254
19The July crisis of 1914264
20Strategy, diplomacy, war aims as seen "from above"273
21The world war as experienced "from below"285
22Military defeat and the collapse of the Hohenzollern monarchy291

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