Twentieth-Century Germany: Politics, Culture and Society 1918 - 1990 / Edition 1

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This book is a clear and accessible guide to the controversial course of modern German history. A series of intellectually innovative and stimulating essays address key issues and debates, providing both chronological coverage and a thematic approach to modern German politics, economy, society, and culture.

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"There are no weak links. All of the essays are marked by sound academic instincts and an understanding that the essays must be accessible. Both volumes (19th & 20th Century Germany) should be de rigeur for our students."—History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340763315
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Arnold Publications Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Fulbrook is a professor at University College of London.

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Table of Contents

List of maps
List of figures
List of tables
Introduction 1
Pt. I 1918-1945
1 Germany from war to dictatorship 11
2 The German inter-war economy: political choice versus economic determinism 36
3 Culture and society in Weimar Germany: the impact of modernism and mass culture 58
4 The rise of the Nazis: Sonderweg or spanner in the works? 77
5 Hitler and the Nazi dictatorship 99
6 From Blitzkrieg to total war 121
7 The 'final solution' 149
Pt. II Germany since 1945
8 Division and stability: the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-1989 177
9 The failed experiment: East German communism 204
10 Ossis and Wessis: the creation of two German societies, 1945-1990 225
11 Culture, history and national identity in the two Germanies, 1945-1999 247
12 The end of the GDR: revolution and voluntary annexation 270
Chronology: Germany, 1918-1990 290
Notes on the contributors 297
Index 301
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