A History of Germany 1918 - 2014: The Divided Nation

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 31, 2014 - History - 392 pages

The fourth edition of A History of Germany, 1918-2014: A Divided Nation introduces students to the key themes of 20th century German history, tracing the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Now thoroughly updated, the text includes new coverage of the Euro crisis and a review of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship.

  • New edition of a well-known, classic survey by a leading scholar in the field, thoroughly updated for a new generation of readers
  • Provides an overview of the turbulent history of Germany from the end of the First World War through the Third Reich and beyond, examining the character and consequences of war and genocide
  • Treats German history from 1918 to 2014 from the perspectives of instability, division and reunification, covering East and West German history in equal depth
  • Offers important reflections on Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship as it extends into a new term
  • Concise, substantive coverage of this period make it an ideal resource for undergraduate students
 

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Contents

The Two Germanies
113
Politics and the State
200
Dissent and Opposition
217
Diverging Cultures and National Identities?
237
The East German Revolution and the End of the Postwar Era
259
The Berlin Republic
283
Tension and Transformation in Twentiethcentury Germany
301
Notes
319
Select Bibliography of Englishlanguage Works
337
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About the author (2014)

Mary Fulbrook is Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences at University College London (UCL). She was founding Joint Editor of German History, and has served as Chair of the German History Society as well as Chair of the Modern History Section of the British Academy. Her books include Anatomy of a Dictatorship: Inside the GDR, 1949–1989 (1995), German National Identity After the Holocaust (1999), Interpretations of the Two Germanies, 1945–1990 (Second Edition, 2000), Historical Theory (2002), A Concise History of Germany (Second Edition, 2004), The People’s State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker (2005), Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence through the German Dictatorships (2011), and the Fraenkel Prize winning A Small Town near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust (2012).

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