The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germanyby Martin Kitchen, Liz Wyse (Editor)
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany presents a richly illustrated, integrated, chronological account of German history from Charlemagne to the modern era. Written in a lively, accessible manner for a general audience by a leading academic expert, this book is unique in its authority, approach and scope. Martin Kitchen focuses particularly on the German people - their culture and society. In this way he illuminates and puts into perspective the country's political history, from its origins as a collection of small, German-speaking states to its present-day status as a major European and world power. In special illustrated boxes and panels throughout the book, he reveals the great cultural and intellectual contribution Germans have made to the world through the works of figures such as Martin Luther, Bach, Kant, Wagner, and Gropius.
'Martin Kitchen provides an insightful overview that is lavishly illustrated with maps, portraits and photographs … this is a welcome addition to the Cambridge history series.' Toronto Globe and Mail
'The book is lavishly illustrated with full-color prints, maps, and period photographs. An extensive reading list for each chapter is included.' School Library Journal
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