History of Modern Germany 1871 to Present

ISBN-10: 0130600318

ISBN-13: 9780130600318

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: Dietrich Orlow

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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.
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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

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
Revolution, Inflation, and Putsches: The Search for a new Consensus, 1918-1923
Im Mittelpunkt: Friedrich Ebert (1871-1925)
The Weimar Constitution
Im Mittelpunkt: Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919)
The Treaty of Versailles
Economic and Social Problems
Foreign Relations
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
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)
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-)
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-)
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
Suggestions for Further Reading
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