A History of Germany 1918 - 2014: The Divided Nation (4th Edition)

A History of Germany 1918 - 2014: The Divided Nation (4th Edition)

By: Mary Fulbrook (author)Paperback

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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

About Author

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).


List of Plates vii List of Maps ix Preface to the Fourth Edition x Preface to the Third Edition xi Preface to the Second Edition xii Acknowledgements xiv 1 The Course of German History 1 Part I A Divided Society: The Weimar Republic and the Third Reich 13 2 The Weimar Republic: Origins and Orientations 15 3 The Collapse of Democracy and the Rise of Hitler 40 4 A National Community ? State, Economy and Society, 1933 1939 57 5 War, Extermination and Defeat 80 Part II The Divided Nation: The Two Germanies, 1945 1990 111 6 Occupation and Division, 1945 1949 113 7 Crystallization and Consolidation, 1949 1961 142 8 Transformation and the Established Phase , 1961 1988 164 9 Diverging Societies 183 10 Politics and the State 200 11 Dissent and Opposition 217 12 Diverging Cultures and National Identities? 237 13 The East German Revolution and the End of the Postwar Era 259 Part III The Divided Century 281 14 The Berlin Republic 283 15 Tension and Transformation in Twentieth-century Germany 301 Notes 319 Select Bibliography of English-language Works 337 Index 345

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  • ISBN13: 9781118776148
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9781118776148
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 1118776143
  • edition: 4th Edition

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