The Course of German History: A Survey of the Development of German History Since 1815

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Routledge, 2001 - History - 281 pages
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One of A.J.P. Taylor's best-known books, The Course of German History is a notoriously idiosyncratic work. Composed in his famously witty style, yet succinct to the point of sharpness, this is one of the great historian's finest, if more controversial, accomplishments. As Taylor himself noted, 'the history of the Germans is a history of extremes. It contains everything except moderation.' He could, of course, simply be referring to his own book.

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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

The history of Germany is a history of extremes. There are the best and worst of everything imaginable. Charlemagne, by establiishing the Holy Roman Empire, advanced German history from the stage of ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Sutherland - Goodreads

Simply a brilliant history book for those students of German history and for those wishing to read a superb summary of nineteenth and twentieth century German history up to July 1945. The preface sets ... Read full review

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A.J.P. Taylor (1906-90). British political and diplomatic historian, and noted journalist. He was the author of numerous bestselling works, including Bismarck, English History 1914-1945, The Origins of the Second World War and The War Lords.

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