• The Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-33

    The Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-33 (Paperback) By (author) Helmut Heiber, Translated by W.E. Yuill


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    DescriptionThe Weimar Republic was eastablished after Germany's defeat in 1918, and maintained a fragile but vibrant democracy until its overthrow by Hitler in 1933. Characterized as a period of hyper-inflation, insurgency and intrigue, it is conventional to view Weimar as a period in which the seeds of National Socialism were sown, and where historians anxiously seek the explanation, even justification, of the Nazi regime. In this analytical narrative, Helmut Heiber cuts through the accepted wisdom and presents the era in its own terms. He focuses on the succession of social and political events, and sorts through problems - such as the cause and effect of hyper inflation - with careful attention to recent research. He traces the internecine activities of the Communist and National Socialist parties, and reassesses the role and demise of the Social Democratic party.

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    The Weimar Republic
    Germany 1918-33
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helmut Heiber, Translated by W.E. Yuill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780631186991
    ISBN 10: 0631186999

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC20: 943.085
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 943.085
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS037060
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DD240.H351, DD240 .H3513 1993
    Illustrations note
    further reading
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Helmut Heiber is Director of the Institute of Historical Research at the University of Munich. His publications includes biographies of Hitler and Goebbels and several works on modern German historiography.
    Review quote
    "It is very much a narrative political history and its strength lies precisely in the fact that it is an excellent example of such a book, which would provide any student of Weimar Germany with an encyclopaedic chronological account of the history of the Republic from its birth until its death." "History Today""It is, however, a lively and excellently-translated political history of interest to students and general readers alike." "Political Studies"
    Table of contents
    1 The Origins of the Republic 2 The Constitution and the Peace 3 Via the Kapp Putsch to the First Reichstag Elections 4 Reparations, Inflation, Terrorism 5 From the Battle of the Ruhr to the Stabilization of the Mark 6 The Dawes Plan and the Presidential Election 7 Policy of the Bourgeois Bloc 8 The Grand Coalition and the Young Plan 9 Bruning's Government 10 Via Papen and Schleicher to Hitler.