A History of Modern Germany: 1800 to the Present (2nd Revised edition)

A History of Modern Germany: 1800 to the Present (2nd Revised edition)

By: Martin Kitchen (author)Paperback

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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present. * Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changes * Features updated and extended coverage of German social change and modernization, class, religion, and gender * Includes more in depth coverage of the German Democratic Republic * Examines Germany's social, political, and economic history * Covers the unification of Germany, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, post-war division, the collapse of Communism, and developments since re-unification * Addresses regional history rather than focusing on the dominant role of Prussia

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About Author

Martin Kitchen is Professor Emeritus of History at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include Nazi Germany at War (1994), The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany (1996), The German Offensives of 1918 (2001), The Third Reich: Charisma and Community (2008) and Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943 (2009).

Contents

List of Illustrations x Maps xii Introduction 1 1 Germany Under Napoleon 8 The Continental System 10 Resistance to Napoleon 11 The Prussian Reform Movement 13 Prussian Military Reforms 17 Educational Reform 18 The Confederation of the Rhine 20 Germany and the Defeat of Napoleon 21 The Congress of Vienna 23 2 German Society in Transition 25 Women and Children 29 The Household 31 Town and Country 32 Agriculture 33 Industrialization 36 Class Structure 39 Jews 43 Social Change 44 3 Restoration and Reform: 1815 1840 47 Demagogues and Radicals 49 Bourgeois Discontent 52 Nationalism 53 The Zollverein 56 Germany Under Metternich 57 Catholicism 61 Liberalism 63 Radicalism 63 4 The Revolutions of 1848 65 Revolution 68 The Frankfurt Parliament 71 Olmutz 78 5 The Struggle for Mastery: 1850 1866 80 Austro-Prussian Rivalry 81 The New Era 83 Changes in the Social Structure 84 Liberalism and Conservatism 87 Social Democracy 88 Prussian Army Reforms 92 Bismarck 94 The German Question 95 The Schleswig-Holstein Question 97 The Austro-Prussian War 99 6 The Unification Of Germany: 1866 1871 101 Liberalism, Nationalism, and Particularism 104 The Franco-Prussian War 105 The German Empire 108 Bonapartism 111 The Military and Militarism 113 Nationalism 116 The German Jewish Community 117 7 Bismarck s Germany 124 The Kulturkampf 125 Bismarck and the Liberals 128 Social Democracy 129 From Free Trade to Protectionism 130 The Anti-Socialist Laws 132 Bismarck s New Course 133 Social Policy 134 The Social Structure of Imperial Germany 136 Food and Drink 138 Fashion 140 Women 140 Attitudes Towards Sexuality 143 8 Germany and Europe: 1871 1890 147 The Congress of Berlin 149 The Dual and Triple Alliances 150 Colonialism 152 The Collapse of Bismarck s System of Alliances 153 9 Wilhelmine Germany: 1890 1914 156 William II s System of Government 159 The Reichstag 161 Caprivi and the New Course 162 Hohenlohe 165 Tirpitz, the Navy, and World Politics 166 Navalism and Imperialism 168 Criticisms of the Naval Building Program 168 Bulow 169 Anglo-German Rivalry 170 The Bulow Bloc 171 Scandals and Crises 172 Bethmann Hollweg 174 The Challenge from Social Democracy 175 Armaments 177 The Balkan Crisis of 1912 177 10 The First World War 180 Attitudes towards the War 182 War Aims 183 German Society in Wartime 184 Women 187 Mounting Opposition to the War 189 The Peace Resolution 190 The Impact of Bolshevik Revolution 192 The Failure of the March Offensive 193 Armistice Negotiations 195 11 The Weimar Republic: 1919 1933 197 The Treaty of Versailles 198 The Weimar Constitution 201 The Kapp Putsch 201 Reparations 203 Rapallo 204 Hyperinflation and the Struggle for the Ruhr 206 Hindenburg Elected President 210 Locarno 211 The Depression 212 The Middle Class 213 The Working Class 217 Rural Society 221 The Demise of Parliamentary Democracy 221 Bruning 223 Papen 227 Schleicher 228 Hitler Appointed Chancellor 230 12 The Nazi Dictatorship 233 The Reichstag Fire 235 Gleichschaltung 237 The Persecution of the Jews: The First Phase 240 The SA and the Rohm Putsch 241 Hitler Becomes Head of State 244 The National Socialist Dictatorship 246 The SS 250 The Persecution of the Jews: The Second Phase 253 13 Nazi Germany: 1933 1945 256 German Society in The Third Reich 260 Labor 262 Peasants 264 Small Business 267 Women 268 National Socialism and Modernity 271 First Steps in Foreign Policy 276 The Anschluss 280 Munich 281 War 282 Poland 284 The War in the West 285 Barbarossa 287 The Final Solution 290 The Turn of the Tide 296 The Shortage of Labor 297 The End 298 14 The Adenauer Era: 1945 1963 302 The Occupation Zones 304 From Bizonia to Trizonia 306 The Formation of the Federal Republic of Germany 309 Rearmament 313 From the Economic Miracle to Eurosclerosis 316 The Heyday of Adenauer s Germany 320 The Berlin Wall 322 The End of the Adenauer Era 323 15 The German Democratic Republic 327 The First Workers and Peasants State on German Soil 333 June 17, 1953 336 The GDR after Stalin 338 The Berlin Wall 340 The New Economic System 341 The GDR and Willy Brandt s Ostpolitik 343 The Honecker Era 344 Social Structure of the GDR 346 Dissent 349 Relations between the Two Germanys 350 The Collapse of the GDR 352 16 The Federal Republic: 1963 1982 358 The Great Coalition: 1966 1969 359 Confrontations with the Past 362 The Extra-Parliamentary Opposition (Apo) 363 The Chancellorship of Willy Brandt 364 Terrorism 367 Willy Brandt s Second Term: 1972 1974 367 Helmut Schmidt s First Term: 1974 1976 369 Helmut Schmidt s Second Term: 1976 1980 371 Terrorism and the Changing Nature of Dissent 371 The Debate on Atomic Weapons 373 Helmut Schmidt s Third Term: 1980 1982 374 The Transformation of West German Society 376 17 The Reunification of Germany 385 Debates over Germany s Past 387 The United States, The Soviet Union, and the German Question 388 The New Germany 390 9/11 400 The Iraq War 401 Gerhard Schroder s Second Term 403 Angela Merkel s Two Coalition Governments 405 Problems and Perspectives 406 Bibliography 408 Index 417

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780470655818
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780470655818
  • weight: 764
  • ISBN10: 047065581X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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