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Modern Germany

Modern Germany
Society, Economy and Politics in the Twentieth Century

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: January 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521347488

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  • This book aims to give a comprehensive overview and interpretation of the development of Germany in the twentieth century, a country whose history has decisively shaped the map and the politics of modern Europe and the world in which we live. Professor Berghahn is not concerned merely with politics and diplomacy, but also with social change, economic performance and industrial relations. His appendix contains fifty tables of invaluable statistical information including industrial and agricultural production, employment, voting patterns and education.

    • Well established textbook now in its second edition
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    'Berghahn's thoughtful and authoritative analytical account of German history from Kaiser Wilhelm II to Willy Brandt makes a wonderful introduction to the subject. This is a text which every student of German civilisation should read.' The Virginia Quarterly Review

    'Modern Germany delivers just about everything one should look for in a concise general text.' History

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 1988
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521347488
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 50 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    Part I. Wilhelmine Germany, 1900–1914: Rapid Industrialisation and its Impact on Society
    1. Stratification and social mobility
    2. The Prusso-German political system and its political culture
    3. Weltpolitik and the spectre of encirclement
    Part II. War and Civil War, 1914–1923: The Political and Military Situation at the Beginning of the War
    4. The strains of total war
    5. Reaction, reform and revolutionary ferment
    6. The Revolutions of 1918–19
    7. Economic dislocation and counter-revolution, 1919–1923
    Part III. The Weimar Republic Between Stabilisation and Collapse, 1924–1933: Intellectual and Cultural Activity
    8. Party politics and the problem of parliamentary government
    9. Weimar foreign policy
    10. Economic tensions and the rise of the Nazis
    11. From Brüning to Hitler
    Part IV. The Third Reich, 1933–1945: The Face of the Nazi Dictatorship
    12. Economic conditions and mobilisation for war
    13. Nazi foreign policy and war aims
    14. Occupation, exploitation and extermination
    15. Resistance and collaboration during the final years
    Part V. Occupation and Division, 1945–1960: Economic and Political Life in the Western Zones of Occupation
    16. The Russian Zone of Occupation, 1945–1949
    17. The shaping of the Federal Republic of germany, 1949–1960
    18. Soviet Western policy and the consolidation of East Germany
    Part VI. The Two Germanies Since the 1960s: The Development of the East German Economy, 1960–1985
    19. Society ad politics in contemporary East Germany
    20. West German capitalism and the international economy
    21. Problems of political stability
    22. Culture and society in West Germany
    Statistical tables
    Chronological table
    Select bibliography

  • Author

    V. R. Berghahn, University of Warwick

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