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xviii, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Master narratives and rival interpretations of modern German history-- Part I. German Central Europe Before Modern Nationalism: 2. The pyramid of power in pre-modern Germany-- 3. Baroque and Enlightenment Germany, 1648-1789-- 4. Power states (Machtstaaten): the rise of the Prussian and Austrian military-bureaucratic monarchies-- 5. Aufklarung: the German Enlightenment and other spirits of the age-- Part II. German Identities Between Liberalism, Nationalism, and Socialism, 1789-1914: 6. Revolution on the march: French challenge, German response, 1789-1815-- 7. 'Land of poets and thinkers': the transition from Enlightenment universalism to German national culture-- 8. Freedom and voice, 'blood and iron': the struggle over liberalism and nationalism, 1815-1914-- 9. Power to the people: German social democracy in the age of industrialization-- 10. Women, family, feminism, 1789-1914-- 11. Habsburg Austria: a multinational path in German history-- 12. Jews, Germans, German Jews, 1789-1914-- Part III. Nation in Crisis: Defeat, Turmoil, Aggression, 1914-5: 13. The Prussian-German monarchy's sudden death: World War I and postwar revolution, 1914-20-- 14. Democracy's bitter fruits: society and politics, 1918-33-- 15. The rise of Hitlerism: middle-class discontent and populist utopia-- 16. The 'people's community' at Hitler's command: national and socialist Germany, 1933-45-- 17. Lebensraum: the war for empire in Eastern Europe-- 18. Banned from nation and earth: German Jews after 1914, Nazi 'Jewish policy', and the Holocaust-- Part IV. The Cold War Germanies and Their Post-1989 Fusion: A Nation Reforged from Its Remnants?: 19. Return from the abyss: defeated Germany and the West German Federal Republic, 1949-89-- 20. 'Real existing socialism': Soviet-occupied Germany and the German Democratic Republic, 1949-90-- 21. Present-day Germany: the post-unification scene in West and East.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521191906 20160614
This history of German-speaking central Europe offers a very wide perspective, emphasizing a succession of many-layered communal identities. It highlights the interplay of individual, society, culture and political power, contrasting German with Western patterns. Rather than treating 'the Germans' as a collective whole whose national history amounts to a cumulative biography, the book presents the pre-modern era of the Holy Roman Empire; the nineteenth century; the 1914-5 era of war, dictatorship and genocide; and the Cold War and post-Cold War eras since 1945 as successive worlds of German life, thought and mentality. This book's 'Germany' is polycentric and multicultural, including the multinational Austrian Habsburg Empire and the German Jews. Its approach to National Socialism offers a conceptually new understanding of the Holocaust. The book's numerous illustrations reveal German self-presentations and styles of life, which often contrast with Western ideas of Germany.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521191906 20160614
Green Library
HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01
Book
xi, 425 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1: A Troubled Beginning 7 Chapter 2: Walking the City 41 Chapter 3: Political Worlds 81 Chapter 4: A Turbulent Economy and an Anxious Society 129 Chapter 5: Building a New Germany 169 Chapter 6: Sound and Image 207 Chapter 7: Culture and Mass Society 251 Chapter 8: Bodies and Sex 297 Chapter 9: Revolution and Counterrevolution from the Right 331 Conclusion 361 Notes 369 Bibliographic Essay 401 Acknowledgments 407 Index 409.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691016955 20160528
Weimar Germany still fascinates us, and now this complex and remarkably creative period and place has the history it deserves. Eric Weitz's "Weimar Germany" reveals the Weimar era as a time of strikingly progressive achievements - and even greater promise. With a rich thematic narrative and detailed portraits of some of Weimar's greatest figures, this comprehensive history recaptures the excitement and drama as it unfolded, viewing Weimar in its own right - and not as a mere prelude to the Nazi era. "Weimar Germany" tells how Germans rose from the defeat of World War I and the turbulence of revolution to forge democratic institutions and make Berlin a world capital of avant-garde art. Setting the stage for this story, Weitz takes the reader on a walking tour of Berlin to see and feel what life was like there in the 1920s, when modernity and the modern city - with its bright lights, cinemas, 'new women', cabarets, and sleek department stores - were new. We learn how Germans enjoyed better working conditions and new social benefits and listened to the utopian prophets of everything from radical socialism to communal housing to nudism. "Weimar Germany" also explores the period's revolutionary cultural creativity, from the new architecture of Erich Mendelsohn, Bruno Taut, and Walter Gropius to Hannah Hoch's photomontages and Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's theater. Other chapters assess the period's turbulent politics and economy, and the recipes for fulfilling sex lives propounded by new 'sexologists'. Yet "Weimar Germany" also shows how entrenched elites continually challenged Weimar's achievements and ultimately joined with a new radical Right led by the Nazis to form a coalition that destroyed the republic. Thoroughly up-to-date, skillfully written, and strikingly illustrated, "Weimar Germany" brings to life as never before an era of creativity unmatched in the twentieth century - one whose influence and inspiration we still feel today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691016955 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01
Book
261 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-22S-01, HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-22S-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01
Book
xv, 495 p. : maps, tables ; 24 cm.
Mazower aims to offer a new view of Europe's modern history. The complacent belief that Europe is the natural home of freedom and democracy is replaced by a far more sinister and unflattering picture of a continent which has been both a breeding ground and an experimental farm for ideologies of extraordinary ferocity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780713991598 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01
Book
xxii, 271 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
This study is an account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews. Browning tells about such Germans, and helps the reader to understand, not only what they did to make the Holocaust happen, but also how they were transformed psychologically, from the ordinary men of the title into active participants in the most monstrous crime in human history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780060995065 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01
Book
139 p. ; 22 cm.
The Berlin Wall is represented in this novel as more personal than politically symbolic. Real people cross the Wall not to defect but to quarrel with their lovers, see movies, and sometimes just because they can't help themselves. The Wall has divided their emotions as well as their country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226739410 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01
Book
xix, 388 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01
Book
295 p. ; 18 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
HISTORY-238D-01, HISTORY-338D-01, JEWISHST-288D-01, JEWISHST-388D-01