The Germans: With a new afterword by the author

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They have given mankind triumphs in science, literature, philosophy, music, and art. They have also produced Hitler and the Holocaust. They are romantic and conservative, idealistic and practical, proud and insecure, ruthless and good-natured. They are, in short, the Germans.

Gordon A. Craig, one of the world's premier authorities on Germany, comes to grip in this definitive history with the complex paradoxes at the many contemporary institutions in German history and closely ...

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Overview

They have given mankind triumphs in science, literature, philosophy, music, and art. They have also produced Hitler and the Holocaust. They are romantic and conservative, idealistic and practical, proud and insecure, ruthless and good-natured. They are, in short, the Germans.

Gordon A. Craig, one of the world's premier authorities on Germany, comes to grip in this definitive history with the complex paradoxes at the many contemporary institutions in German history and closely examines such topics as religion, money, Germans and Jews, women, professors and students, romantics, literature and society, soldiers, Berlin, and the German language. In his new Afterword, Professor Craig discusses the events surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the two Germanies into a new democratic republic. In this classic work, now thoroughly updated, Gordon A. Craig offers invaluable insights into a people and a nation that have played a pivotal role in world affairs for over a century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452010857
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 728,712
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Past and Present
1. Historical Perspectives
2. Politics in a New Key
3. Hitler and the New Generation
Part Two: Change and Continuity
4. Religion
5. Money
6. Germans and Jews
7. Women
8. Professors and Students
9. Romantics
10. Literature and Society
11. Soldiers
12. Berlin: Athens on the Spree and City of Crisis
Part Three: Present and Future
13. Democracy and Nationalism
14. "The Awful German Language"
Afterword Bibliography Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    Concise, readable, engrossing

    If you have an interest in learning more about Germany and German culture, go no further Gordon Craig's superb tome. It goes beyond the usual "German question" blathering and gives a clear picture of the Germans and their history. Not to be missed

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