History of Modern Germany : 1871 to Present

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Covering the entire period of modern German history-from nineteenth century imperial Germany right through 2007-this well-established book engages readers with its narrative, problem-focused approach, presenting a balanced, general survey of the country's political division in 1945 and reunification in the present.Detailing foreign policy as well as political, economic, and social developments, it presents a central theme of the problem of asymmetrical modernization in the country's history as it fully explores the complicated path of Germany's troubled past and stable present. For readers seeking a complete and current history of Germany.

Table of Contents

The Founders Generation: 1871 1890
The Fabric of Society: Economic and Political Power Struggles
The Kulturkampf Im Mittelpunkt
Economic and Social Developments Im Mittelpunkt
Social Legislation and Antisocialist Laws Foreign Relations
The End of the Era and Bismarck's Dismissal
Wilhelminian Germany, 1890 1914
Parties, Lobbies, and Patriotic Organizations Im Mittelpunkt
Political Issues and Personalities Economic Developments Literature, Art, and Society Im Mittelpunkt
Foreign Relations Germany on the Eve of World War I
The First World War, 1914 1918
The Outbreak of War Military Developments Im Mittelpunkt
Domestic Policies: Reform, Repression, and Revolution Im Mittelpunkt
War and Society Conclusion
Revolution, Inflation, and Putsches:The Search for a New Consensus, 1918 1923
Revolution Im Mittelpunkt
The Weimar Constitution Im Mittelpunkt
The Treaty of Versailles Economic and Social Problems Counterrevolution Foreign Relations Conclusion
Fools Gold: The Weimar Republic, 1924 1930
The Search for the Elusive Consensus Im Mittelpunkt
Economic and Social Developments Weimar Culture Im Mittelpunkt
Foreign Relations The Collapse of the Economy and the End of Parliamentary Democracy
From Authoritarianism to Totalitarianism, 1930 1938
The Rule of the New Conservatives Im Mittelpunkt
The Nazis Rise to Power Gleichschaltung: The Establishment of Nazi Totalitarianism Im Mittelpunkt
Foreign Relations Conclusion
Conquest, Death, and Defeat, 1938 1945
Further Growth of the Nazi FuhrerState Im Mittelpunkt
Triumph and Fall Nazi Rule in Europe
The Holocaust Im Mittelpunkt
Economy and Society The End of the Third Reich
"Condominium of the Allied Powers," 1945 1949
The German Resistance: Strengths and Delusions Allied Visions and Plans, 1941 1945 Im Mittelpunkt
The Immediate Legacy of the Third Reich: The Reality of "Zero Hour" Reparations and Economic Recovery
"Exorcising the Evil": De-Nazification and Re-education Revival of Administrative, Political, and Cultural Life
The Cold War and the Division of Germany Im Mittelpunkt
The Federal Republic of Germany, 1949 1990
The Adenauer Era, 1949 1963
The Changing of the Guard, 1963 1974
Culture and Society Troubled 1970s and 1980s Im Mittelpunkt
Im Mittelpunkt
The German Democratic Republic, 1949 1990
The Quest for Viability Im Mittelpunkt
East Germany in the 1960s Culture and Society Conflicting Signals: East Germany under
Im Mittelpunkt
Germany Since Reunification: Euphoria and Disillusionment, 1990 Present
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