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In one concise volume, Hagen Schulze brilliantly conveys the full sweep of German history, from the days of the Romans to the fall of the Berlin Wall. A story two thousand years in the making, it rings with battle, murmurs with intrigue, and hums with the music of everyday life. This richly various legacy, often overshadowed and distorted by the nation's recent past, offers a hopeful answer to the perennial question of what kind of country Germany is and will be.

From the revolt of the indigenous tribes against Roman domination, Schulze leads us through the events that have defined a nation at the center of European culture--the Thirty Years' War and the decline of the Holy Roman Empire, Luther's Reformation and Bismarck's attendance at the birth of modern Germany, the Great War and its aftermath, the nationalistic megalomania under Hitler, the division of the nation after World War II and its reunification. Throughout, we see what these developments have meant for the German people, in the arena of private life and on the stage of world history. A lavish array of illustrations provides a lively counterpoint to Schulze's elegantly written narrative.

As it follows the threads of German language, nationalism, and culture to the present day, this dramatic account provides ample reassurance that recent history will not repeat itself. Germany: A New History will prove indispensable to our understanding of Germany, past and present, and the future of Europe.

Synopsis:

In one concise volume, Hagen Schulze brilliantly conveys the full sweep of German history, from the days of the Romans to the fall of the Berlin Wall. A lavish array of illustrations provides a lively counterpoint to Schulze's elegantly written narrative.

About the Author

Hagen Schulze is Director of the German Historical Institute, London and Professor of European History at the Free University of Berlin.

German Historical Institute London

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Roman Empire and German Lands (to 1400)

2. Transitions (1400-1648)

3. Twilight of the Empire (1648-1806)

4. The Birth of the German Nation (1806-1848)

5. Blood and Iron (1848-1871)

6. German Possibilities: A Digression

7. A Nation State in the Center of Europe (1871-1890)

8. Unification and the Dream of World Power (1890-1914)

9. The Great War and Its Aftermath (1914-1923)

10. Weimar: Brief Glory and Decline (1924-1933)

11. German Megalomania (1933-1942)

12. The End of the Third Reich and a New Beginning (1942-1949)

13. A Divided Nation (1949-1990)

14. Epilogue: What Is the German's Fatherland?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674005457
Author:
Schulze, Hagen
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Translator:
Schneider, Deborah Lucas
Author:
Schneider, Deborah Lucas
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Printing
Subject:
World History-Germany
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56 color, 59 halftones, 4 line illustrat
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 5 in 17 oz

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