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History of Germany 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century, 2nd Edition

History of Germany 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century, 2nd Edition

David Blackbourn

ISBN: 978-0-631-23196-7

Oct 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

476 pages

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$61.95

Description

This history offers a powerful and original account of Germany from the eve of the French Revolution to the end of World War One.
  • Written by a leading German historian who has transformed the historiography of modern Germany over the past two decades.
  • Covers the whole of the long nineteenth century and emphasizes continuities through this period.
  • Brings together political, social and cultural history.
  • Combines a comprehensive account with a feel for the human dimension and the history of everyday life.
  • Accessible to non-specialists, thought-provoking and entertaining.
  • The updated second edition includes a revised bibliography.
List of Maps.

List of Tables.

List of Figures.

List of Plates.

Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgements.

Prologue: Germany in the Late Eighteenth Century.

Part I: The Age of Revolutions, 1789–1848:.

1 In the Shadow of France.

2 Germany in Transition.

3 The Revolutions of 1848–9.

Part II: The Age of Progress:.

4 Economy and Society Transformed.

5 From Reaction to Unification.

6 Progress and its Discontents.

Part III: The Age of Modernity, 1880–1914:.

7 ‘Made in Germany': A New Economic Order.

8 Society and Culture.

9 The Old Politics and the New.

Epilogue: Germany at War, 1914–18.

Notes.

Selected Bibliography of English Language Works.

Index.

‘David Blackbourn is one of the brightest of a younger generation of Anglo-American scholars whose work has transformed the historiography of modern Germany over the past two decades.' Times Higher Education Supplement <!--end-->

‘Here is contemporary historical scholarship at its best. Witty, modest about historical generalizations, but ever willing to introduce revisionism, Blackbourn demonstrates how to write thought-provoking and persuasive prose.' German Studies Review

‘It is elegant, thought-provoking, informative and entertaining, summarizing a formidable body of literature and offering new interpretations of it. Everyone, from undergraduates to experts in the field, and beyond the walls of academia to the educated general reader . . . can read [this book] with profit and pleasure.' Central European History


  • Written by a leading German historian who has transformed the historiography of modern Germany over the past two decades.

  • Covers the whole of the long nineteenth century and emphasizes continuities through this period.

  • Brings together political, social and cultural history.

  • Combines a comprehensive account with a feel for the human dimension and the history of everyday life.

  • Accessible to non-specialists, thought-provoking and entertaining.

  • The updated second edition includes a revised bibliography.