The Origins of Modern Germany

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1984 - History - 481 pages
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"No one is likely to underrate the importance for the rest of Europe--and, indeed, for world history--of the German reaction, beginning in the days of Bismarck, to the crisis of modern industrial capitalism," writes Professor Barraclough, "but the peculiar character of that reaction is only comprehensible in the light of Germany's past. Factors deeply rooted in German history . . . constituted an iron framework, a mold within which were cast all German efforts, from 1870 to 1939, to cope with the problems of modern capitalist society."
  

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User Review  - Ellis L. - Goodreads

Standard book, still in print. Especially for the late Middle Ages, it needs significant revision. Read only in conjunction with more recent scholarship. It's still in print because he's so damned readable. Read full review

Review: The Origins of Modern Germany

User Review  - Giff Zimmerman - Goodreads

Very scholarly. Started strong. The middle 300 pages were fact-laden and dry, and a difficlt read. However, the last 100 pages or so, covering the 300 years after 1648, focused far more on analysis and less on facts, and was very insightful and informative. Read full review

Contents

the R1se of the German Duch1es 800918
3
Government and Pol1t1cs from the Interregnum
11
The Foundat1on of the German Emp1re
46
the Era
72
The Investiture Contest and the German Const1
101
PART THREE
165
The Cr1s1s of the Hohenstaufen Empire 11901215
193
the
219
Colon1zat1on and Con
249
the Golden Bull 12721356
282
The Consol1dat1on of the Pr1nc1pal1t1es 13561519
320
PART FIVE
353
the Vienna Settlement 1815 and the restoration of the territorial system
406
Conclus1on Germany Yesterday Today and
456
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