Modern Germany: Society, Economy and Politics in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

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A comprehensive updated and expanded overview and interpretation of the development of Germany in the twentieth century, a country whose history has decisively shaped the map and the politics of modern Europe and the world in which we live.
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" is refreshing to read a work that continues the strands of Germany's development up to the present, concluding even with some observations on the political forces led by such leaders as Franz Josef Strauss...Throughout his text, the author carefully uses the most reliable research available to diagnose a Germany that is more than a mere political entity." History of European Ideas

"...well-informed and readable survey of twentieth century Germany...Using a historical structural analysis, Berghahn offers a reasonably well balanced treatment of economic performance, society, domestic and foreign policy." German Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521345057
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; Preface; Abbreviations; Glossary; Part I. Wilhelmine Germany, 1900–1914: Rapid Industrialisation and its Impact on Society; 1. Stratification and social mobility; 2. The Prusso-German political system and its political culture; 3. Weltpolitik and the spectre of encirclement; Part II. War and Civil War, 1914–1923: The Political and Military Situation at the Beginning of the War; 4. The strains of total war; 5. Reaction, reform and revolutionary ferment; 6. The Revolutions of 1918–19; 7. Economic dislocation and counter-revolution, 1919–1923; Part III. The Weimar Republic Between Stabilisation and Collapse, 1924–1933: Intellectual and Cultural Activity; 8. Party politics and the problem of parliamentary government; 9. Weimar foreign policy; 10. Economic tensions and the rise of the Nazis; 11. From Brüning to Hitler; Part IV. The Third Reich, 1933–1945: The Face of the Nazi Dictatorship; 12. Economic conditions and mobilisation for war; 13. Nazi foreign policy and war aims; 14. Occupation, exploitation and extermination; 15. Resistance and collaboration during the final years; Part V. Occupation and Division, 1945–1960: Economic and Political Life in the Western Zones of Occupation; 16. The Russian Zone of Occupation, 1945–1949; 17. The shaping of the Federal Republic of germany, 1949–1960; 18. Soviet Western policy and the consolidation of East Germany; Part VI. The Two Germanies Since the 1960s: The Development of the East German Economy, 1960–1985; 19. Society ad politics in contemporary East Germany; 20. West German capitalism and the international economy; 21. Problems of political stability; 22. Culture and society in West Germany; Statistical tables; Chronological table; Select bibliography; Index.

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