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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99
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. more...
- Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99
This highly original book is the first in-depth study of a footsoldier of the seventeenth-century German Republic of Letters. Its subject, the German polymath and schoolteacher Christian Daum, is today almost completely forgotten, yet he left behind one of the largest private archives of any early modern European scholar. On the basis of this unique... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 57.99
This unique book tells the remarkable story of Ferdinand von Schill, the Prussian major who led a failed revolt against Napoleon. After his death in 1809 Schill became a ubiquitous figure of German nationalism, a symbolic hero used by monarchists, Liberal Democrats, Nazis, and Communists alike, each for their own ends. Using the narrative of Schill's... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00
Although many of the practical and intellectual traditions that make up modern science date back centuries, the category of ?science? itself is a relative novelty. In the early eighteenth century, the modern German word that would later mean ?science,? naturwissenschaft , was not even included in dictionaries. By 1850, however, the term was in... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 139.99
The lessons that we learn from the brilliance of the scholarship from Weimar Germany and its continued relevance to the contemporary scene define the spirit of the essays in this volume. Academic analysis is the beginning of institutional response to avoid reoccurrence of past political nihilism and catastrophe. This volume presents a predicate... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00
The Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, marked a critical turning point in the European theater of World War II. The massive landing on France's coast had been meticulously planned for three years, and the Allies anticipated a quick and decisive defeat of the German forces. Many of the planners were surprised, however, by the length of time... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00
Throughout the 1920s, German politician and activist Ernst Thälmann (1886--1944) was the leader of the largest Communist Party organization outside the Soviet Union. Thälmann was the most prominent left-wing politician in the country's 1932 election and ran third in the presidential race after Hitler and von Hindenberg. After the Nazi Party's victory... more...