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The Question of German Unification: 1806-1996

The Question of German Unification: 1806-1996

by Imanuel Geiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415150493

ISBN-13: 9780415150491

Pub. Date: 09/18/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The course of recent German history has been volatile. Events in Eastern Europe, the collapse of European Communism and German Re-Unification has brought issues of Germany's status into the arena of world politics. The Question of German Unification presents an introduction to the last two hundred years of German history and addresses questions raised by the

Overview

The course of recent German history has been volatile. Events in Eastern Europe, the collapse of European Communism and German Re-Unification has brought issues of Germany's status into the arena of world politics. The Question of German Unification presents an introduction to the last two hundred years of German history and addresses questions raised by the status of Germany as a single or split national state.
Imanuel Geiss:

• argues that Germany has fluctuated all too frequently, and catastrophically, between being the power centre of Europe or a power vacuum

• describes the special features of German history and looks at Germany within a European framework

• analyses the political, economic and social aspects of German Nationalism as well as the impact of the collapse of Communism on Germany, through detailing long-term structures and processes

• includes discussion of recent political events as well as a chronology and further reading.
Imanuel Geiss reflects on the irrationalities of German history, surveys how they have been explained by historians, and provides a succinct and readable account of the complex issues involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415150491
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/18/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to English edition

1: Conceptual and European Framework

Conceptual Framework: Power

The European Framework

Specific Characteristics of the German Question

Historical Background to the German Question, 911-1806

2: From Power Vacuum

to Power Centre: From the First to the Second Reich, 1806-1871

Napoleonic Interlude, 1806-1813

From Vienna to Berlin, 1815-1871

3: Germany as a Power Centre: Second Reich and Third Reich, 1871-1945

The Second German Reich, 1871-1918

Republican Interregnum,

1918-1933

Third Reich and Second World War, 1933-1945

4: Germany as a Power Vacuum: Division, 1945-1989/90

Germany Under Occupation, 1945-1949

The Separate Development of the Occupation Zones: Prelude to Division, 1945-1949

Two German States: Federal Republic

and German Democratic Republic, 1949-1989/90

5: United Germany, Since 1989/90

From new Unity to Internal Division

Germany's Position in Europe

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