The Weimar Republic: The Crisis of Classical Modernity

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 1, 2011 - History - 360 pages
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The nature of Weimar's terminal crisis - how a politically liberal and culturally progressive society could succomb to fascism - remains one of the central historical questions of our century. In this major work, Detlev J.K. Peukert offers a stimulating interpretation that not only places Weimar in the history of twentieth-century Germany but also reveals it as an archetype of the ambivalences and pathologies of advanced industrial society.

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This relatively brief history appeared first in German in 1987, three years before the author's death. Now in a sound English translation, it offers a wide-ranging social, political, and economic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wendy Kobylarz-Chouvarda - Goodreads

I hate to say that I hardly remember this book, and I hate to admit that it was a bit more academic and dry than I'd liked it to be, but it was. Not really pleasure reading, but a good source of information. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Detlev J. K. Peukert is the author of Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life, a highly accaimed study of daily life in the Third Reich. Former professor of modern history at the University of Essen and director of the Research Institute for the History of the Nazi Period, he died in 1990 at the age of thirty-nine.

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