A Concise History of Germany

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 19, 2004 - History - 277 pages
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This book provides a clear and informative guide to the twists and turns of German history from the early middle ages to the present day. The multi-faceted, problematic history of the German lands has provided a wide range of debates and differences of interpretation. Mary Fulbrook provides a crisp synthesis of a vast array of historical material, and explores the interrelationships between social, political and cultural factors in the light of scholarly controversies. First published in 1990, A Concise History of Germany now appears in an updated second edition.
  

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Review: A Concise History of Germany (Cambridge Concise Histories)

User Review  - Sham Al-Ghazali - Goodreads

Very quick simplistic read on German history! Doesn't go to detail but it's explanations are good nonetheless. Read full review

Review: A Concise History of Germany (Cambridge Concise Histories)

User Review  - Goodreads

Very quick simplistic read on German history! Doesn't go to detail but it's explanations are good nonetheless. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION THE GERMAN LANDS AND PEOPLE
1
MEDIAEVAL GERMANY
9
Germany in the early and high middle ages
13
Germany in the later middle ages
22
THE AGE OF CONFESSIONALISM 15001648
33
the early years
34
The German Peasants War
40
The development of the German Reformation
43
Culture in Imperial Germany
144
Foreign policy and the First World War
148
DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP 191845
155
origins and early years
156
The period of apparent stabilisation
167
The collapse of Weimar democracy
172
The consolidation of Hitlers power
179
Foreign policy and war
187

Germany in the age of CounterReformation
50
The Thirty Years War
53
The Peace of Westphalia and the effects of the War
60
THE AGE OF ABSOLUTISM 16481815
69
Absolutism and the rise of Prussia
72
Religion culture and Enlightenment
84
The impact of the French Revolution
94
THE AGE OF INDUSTRIALISATION 18151918
104
The revolutions of 1848
116
The unification of Germany
122
Germany under Bismarck
131
Society and politics in Wilhelmine Germany
137
Holocaust resistance and defeat
197
THE TWO GERMANIES 194590
205
From establishment to consolidation
212
Politics in the two Germanies 194989
220
Economy and society in West Germany
230
Economy and society in the GDR 194989
235
The revolution of 1989 and the unification of Germany
243
THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SINCE 1990
250
PATTERNS AND PROBLEMS OF GERMAN HISTORY
258
Suggestions for further reading
262
Index
272
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Mary Fulbrook is Professor of German History, University College London.

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