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  • Ordinary Germans in Extraordinary Timesby Andrew Stuart Bergerson

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    Hildesheim is a mid-sized provincial town in northwest Germany. Ordinary Germans in Extraordinary Times is a carefully drawn account of how townspeople went about their lives and reacted to events during the Nazi era. Andrew Stuart Bergerson argues that ordinary Germans did in fact make Germany and Europe... more...

  • New Berlinby Karen E. Till

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    Four locations frame The New Berlin: the Topography of Terror, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Jewish Museum, and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and Museum. Through field notes, interviews, archival texts, personal narratives, public art, maps, images, and other sources, Karen Till describes how these places and spaces exemplify... more...

  • Die Berliner Salonsby Petra Wilhelmy-Dollinger

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 56.00

    The book presents the reader interested in history and literature with a history of the Berlin salons, starting with the first salons around 1780 until the end of the First World War in 1914. The author shows how the artistic and political salons were formative influences in the 'intellectual Berlin' of their times, and demonstrates how they... more...

  • 200 Jahre Heidelberger Romantik (Heidelberger Jahrbücher) (German Edition)by Friedrich Strack

    Springer 2008; US$ 69.99

    ?Ein gut Teil des Feuers, das Napoleon verzehrte", habe von Heidelberg seinen Ausgang genommen. Das sagte Freiherr vom Stein 1815 und meinte jene nationale Kulturerneuerung, die den Heidelberger Romantikerkreis um Achim von Arnim, Clemens Brentano u. a. entscheidend prägte. Die Beiträge untersuchen neben den kulturpolitischen Intentionen, auch die... more...

  • CultureShock! Munichby Elizabeth Smith; Margaret Tripp

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. more...

  • Strangers and Misfitsby Jason P. Coy

    BRILL 2008; US$ 111.00

    Examines the role of banishment in sixteenth-century Ulm, using the town's experience to uncover how early modern magistrates used expulsion to regulate and reorder society. This work sheds fresh light on the application of authority, and the intersection between official disciplinary efforts and customary behavioral norms. more...

  • Comparative and Transnational Historyby Heinz-Gerhard Haupt; Jurgen Kocka

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Since the 1970s West German historiography has been one of the main arenas of international comparative history. It has produced important empirical studies particularly in social history as well as methodological and theoretical reflections on comparative history. During the last twenty years however, this approach has felt pressure from two sources:... more...

  • German Refugee Historians and Friedrich Meineckeby Gerhard A. Ritter; Alex Skinner

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    This collection of letters from German refugee historians to their teacher Friedrich Meinecke sheds light on questions of emigration and German-Jewish and German-American identity. It also reflects the deep impact that emigrant historians had on American teaching and research in European history, as well as on the rebuilding of German historiography... more...

  • Germany in the Modern Worldby Sam A. Mustafa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99

    With a careful blend of concision and rich detail, Sam A. Mustafa's readable and lively text traces German history from Roman times to the present, placing particular emphasis on the past three centuries. Mustafa provides a judicious mix of narrative history and historiography, tracing the influential individuals and broad social currents, myths... more...

  • The Wallby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a twelve-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a generation, until its fall in November 1989, it not only divided the city of Berlin, but also symbolised the confrontation between capitalist West and socialist... more...