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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany
     

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

by Martin Kitchen, Liz Wyse (Editor)
 

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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

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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.

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KLIATT
This is a handy book, designed as a knowledgeable, readable, visually attractive one-volume introduction to the history of Germany from Charlemagne to today. The text is broken into a dozen 20 to 30-page chapters, described briefly but clearly in the table of contents. The book is handsomely illustrated with color plates, and many sidebars provide depth and interesting historically excursions off the main path. Chapters cover key cultural figures and moments as well as a political chronology. Kitchen is comfortable both summarizing material and making judgments, and the mix makes events understandable without overwhelming the reader with detail or opinion. Includes an index that isn't subdivided (not a huge failing since chapter organization is so clear) and a good list for further reading. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 1996, Cambridge Univ. Press, 352p, illus, maps, bibliog, index, 26cm, 95-38062, $29.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History & English Teacher, Thayer Acad. Braintree, MA, May 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 3)
School Library Journal
YAA history of Germany from the days of Julius Caesar to the Reunification in the 1990s. Because it is a survey of 2000 years of history, no subject is treated in detail. Each chapter covers an era and briefly discusses the major political, economic, and military events and their impact on the country. The book is lavishly illustrated with full-color prints, maps, and period photographs. An extensive reading list for each chapter is included; unfortunately, many of the books recommended are in German.Robert Burnham, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
Booknews
A chronological and thematic account of German history from ancient times to the present, focusing on questions surrounding German identity, National Socialism and the extermination of the Jews, and reunification, and on the country's cultural and intellectual contributions. Includes color and b&w photos and illustrations. For general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The latest addition to the outstanding "Cambridge Illustrated History" series, Martin Kitchen's Germany presents a lavishly illustrated, integrated, chronological history of Germany from the era of Charlemagne down through the end of the twentieth century and German reunification. Heres is a compendium of the culture, society, political organization, national tragedies and personal triumphs of the German people. Special illustrated boxes and panels enrich the informative, "reader friendly" text throughout and provides a superbly presented, single volume history that is a welcome addition to academic and community library world history collections.
From the Publisher
'A splendidly written narrative, this glossy volume can attract the attention of new students and veteran scholars of the wild ups and downs of German history. With such breadth combined with depth in the crucial periods, Kitchen offers libraries an excellent resource.' Booklist

'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521453417
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/13/1996
Series:
Illustrated Histories Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.22(d)

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