A History of Modern Germany

A History of Modern Germany

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Covering the entire period of modern German history - from nineteenth-century imperial Germany right through the present - this well-established text presents a balanced, general survey of the country's political division in 1945 and runs through its reunification in the present. Detailing foreign policy as well as political, economic and social developments, A History of Modern Germany presents a central theme of the problem of asymmetrical modernization in the country's history as it fully explores the complicated path of Germany's troubled past and stable present.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 172.72 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 0131048864
  • 9780131048867

Table of contents

1. The Founders' Generation: 1870-1890 The Fabric of Society: Economic and Political Power Struggles. The Kulturkampf. Im Mittelpunkt: Ludwig Windthorst (1821 - 1891). Economic and Social Developments. Im Mittelpunkt: Gerson Bleichrader (1822 - 1893). Social Legislation and Antisocialist Laws. Foreign Relations. The End of the Era and Bismarck's Dismissal 2. Wihelminian Germany, 1890 - 1914 Parties, Lobbies, and Patriotic Organizations. Im Mittelpunkt: Eduard Bernstein (1850 - 1932). Political Issues and Personalities. Economic Developments. Literature, Art, and Society. Im Mittelpunkt: Theodor Fontane (1819 - 1898). Foreign Relations. Germany on the Eve of World War I. 3. The First World War, 1914-1918. The Outbreak of WarMilitary Developments. Im Mittelpunkt: Erich Ludendorff (1865 - 1937). Domestic Policies: Reform, Repression, and Revolution. Im Mittelpunkt: Georg von Hertling (1843 - 1919). War and Society. Conclusion 4. Revolution, Inflation, and Putsches: The Search for a New Consensus, 1918-1023 Revolution. Im Mittelpunkt: Friedrich Ebert (1871 - 1925). The Weimar Constitution. Im Mittelpunkt: Rosa Luxemburg (1870 - 1919). The Treaty of Versailles. Economic and Social Problems. Counterrevolution. Foreign Relations. Conclusion. 5. Fools' Gold: The Weimar Republic, 1924-1930 The Search for the Elusive Consensus. Im Mittelpunkt: Wilhelm Marx (1883 - 1946). Economic and Social Developments. Weimar Culture. Im Mittelpunkt: Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950). Foreign Relations. The Collapse of the Economy and the End of Parliamentary Democracy 6.From Authoritarianism to Totalitarianism, 1930-1938 The Rule of the New Conservatives.
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