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A History of Germany 1918 - 2014: The Divided Nation, 4th Edition

A History of Germany 1918 - 2014: The Divided Nation, 4th Edition

Mary Fulbrook

ISBN: 978-1-118-77613-1

Oct 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

392 pages

$37.99

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The fourth edition of A History of Germany, 1918-2014: A Divided Nation introduces students to the key themes of 20th century German history, tracing the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Now thoroughly updated, the text includes new coverage of the Euro crisis and a review of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship.

  • New edition of a well-known, classic survey by a leading scholar in the field, thoroughly updated for a new generation of readers
  • Provides an overview of the turbulent history of Germany from the end of the First World War through the Third Reich and beyond, examining the character and consequences of war and genocide
  • Treats German history from 1918 to 2014 from the perspectives of instability, division and reunification, covering East and West German history in equal depth
  • Offers important reflections on Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship as it extends into a new term
  • Concise, substantive coverage of this period make it an ideal resource for undergraduate students

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List of Plates vii

List of Maps ix

Preface to the Fourth Edition x

Preface to the Third Edition xi

Preface to the Second Edition xii

Acknowledgements xiv

1 The Course of German History 1

Part I A Divided Society: The Weimar Republic and the Third Reich 13

2 The Weimar Republic: Origins and Orientations 15

3 The Collapse of Democracy and the Rise of Hitler 40

4 A ‘National Community’? State, Economy and Society, 1933–1939 57

5 War, Extermination and Defeat 80

Part II The Divided Nation: The Two Germanies, 1945–1990 111

6 Occupation and Division, 1945–1949 113

7 Crystallization and Consolidation, 1949–1961 142

8 Transformation and the ‘Established Phase’, 1961–1988 164

9 Diverging Societies 183

10 Politics and the State 200

11 Dissent and Opposition 217

12 Diverging Cultures and National Identities? 237

13 The East German Revolution and the End of the Postwar Era 259

Part III The Divided Century 281

14 The Berlin Republic 283

15 Tension and Transformation in Twentieth-century Germany 301

Notes 319

Select Bibliography of English-language Works 337

Index 345

  • Gives in-depth coverage of Germany’s complex role in the recent and continuing Euro Crisis
  • Offers important reflections on Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship as it extends into a new term