History of Modern Germany 1871 to Present

ISBN-10: 0130600318
ISBN-13: 9780130600318
Edition: 5th 2002
Authors: Dietrich Orlow
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Description: For undergraduate junior/senior level courses in German history. Covering the entire period of modern German historyfrom nineteenth century imperial Germany right through 2001this well-established text engages students with its narrative,  More...

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List price: $61.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/4/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 401
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

For undergraduate junior/senior level courses in German history. Covering the entire period of modern German historyfrom nineteenth century imperial Germany right through 2001this well-established text engages students 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.

Maps
Preface
The Founders' Generation: 1871-1890
The Fabric of Society: Economic and Political Power Struggles
The Kulturkampf
Im Mittelpunkt: Ludwig Windthorst (1821-1891)
Economic and Social Developments
Im Mittelpunkt: Gerson Bleichroder (1822-1893)
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: Eduard Bernstein (1850-1932)
Political Issues and Personalities
Economic Developments
Literature, Art, and Society
Im Mittelpunkt: Theodor Fontane (1819-1898)
Foreign Relations
Germany on the Eve of World War I
The First World War, 1914-1918
The Outbreak of War
Military Developments
Im Mittelpunkt: Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937)
Domestic Policies: Reform, Repression, and Revolution
Im Mittelpunkt: Georg von Hertling (1843-1919)
War and Society
Conclusion
Revolution, Inflation, and Putsches: The Search for a new Consensus, 1918-1923
Revolution
Im Mittelpunkt: Friedrich Ebert (1871-1925)
The Weimar Constitution
Im Mittelpunkt: Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919)
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: Wilhelm Marx (1883-1946)
Economic and Social Developments
Weimar Culture
Im Mittelpunkt: Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
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: Heinrich Bruning (1885-1970)
The Nazis' Rise to Power
Gleichschaltung: The Establishment of Nazi Totalitarianism
Im Mittelpunkt: Ernst Rohm (1887-1934)
Foreign Relations
Conclusion
Conquest, Death, and Defeat, 1938-1945
Further Growth of the Nazi Fuhrer State
Im Mittelpunkt: Gertrud Scholtz-Klink (1902-)
Triumph and Fall
Nazi Rule in Europe
The Holocaust
Im Mittelpunkt: Viktor Klemperer (1881-1960)
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: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
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: Carlo Schmid (1896-1979)
Conclusion
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: Gunter Grass (1927-)
Im Mittelpunkt: Rita Sussmuth (1937-)
Conclusion
The German Democratic Republic, 1949-1990
The Quest for Viability
Im Mittelpunkt: Erich Mielke (1907-2000)
East Germany in the 1960s
Culture and Society
Conflicting Signals: East Germany under Erich Honecker, 1971-1989
Im Mittelpunkt: Christa Wolf (1929-)
Conclusion
Germany Since Reunification: Euphoria and Disillusionment, 1990--Present
Political Developments
Im Mittelpunkt: Roman Herzog (1934-)
Im Mittelpunkt: Angela Merkel (1954-)
Economic and Social Developments
Foreign Policy
German Society at the End of the Century
Problems and Prospects
Conclusion
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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