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Germany

  • Droysen and the Prussian School of Historyby Robert Southard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The Prussian School of History first predicted and advocated, then celebrated and defended, the unification of Germany by Prussia. Experts in German historiography and the history of German liberalism have often complained about the lack of a book, in any language, that traces the origins and explains the ideas of this school of history. Here is that... more...

  • Goebbels And Der Angriffby Russel Lemmons

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Berlin newspaper Der Angriff ( The Attack ), founded by Joseph Goebbels in 1927, was a significant instrument for arousing support for Nazi ideas. Berlin was the center of the political life of the Weimar Republic, and Goebbels became an actor upon this frenetic stage in 1926, becoming Gauleiter of Berlin's Nazis. Focusing on the period from... more...

  • The Lion and the Starby Jonathan Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    The Lion and the Star not only offers an informed glimpse into the intricacies of daily German life but also confirms the continuing danger of making sweeping generalizations about German Jews and non-Jews. In the aftermath of World War II, many viewed the Third Reich as an aberration in German history and laid blame with Hitler and his followers.... more...

  • The Nazi Impact on a German Villageby Walter Rinderle; Bernard Norling

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Many scholars have tried to assess Adolf Hitler's influence on the German people, usually focusing on university towns and industrial communities, most of them predominately Protestant or religiously mixed. This work by Walter Rinderle and Bernard Norling, however, deals with the impact of the Nazis on Oberschopfheim, a small, rural, overwhelmingly... more...

  • From Pariah to Patriotby John G. Gagliardo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Until late in the eighteenth century, the peasantry of the German states had been dismissed contemptuously by the aristocracy and middle classes as brutish and virtually subhuman. With the advent of organized movements for peasant emancipation and agrarian reform, however, many German writers and publicists began also to reassess the role of the peasant... more...

  • The Troubled Allianceby Gerard E. Silberstein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    On August 1, 1914, the German and Austro-Hungarian empires stood on the brink of the greatest war history had known. Their great need was for alliances that would provide manpower and defense of their borders. In only one direction could these be sought -- the Balkan Peninsula. Yet disagreements between foreign officers and high commands increased... more...

  • Serving Two Mastersby Elisabeth W. Sommer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    The eighteenth century was a time of significant change in the perception of marriage and family relations, the emphasis of reason over revelation, and the spread of political consciousness. The Unity of the Brethren, known in America as Moravians, experienced the resulting tensions firsthand as they organized their protective religious settlements... more...

  • Foundations of the Nazi Police Stateby George C. Browder

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The abbreviation "Nazi," the acronym "Gestapo," and the initials "SS" have become resonant elements of our vocabulary. Less known is "SD," and hardly anyone recognizes the combination "Sipo and SD." Although Sipo and SD formed the heart of the National Socialist police state, the phrase carries none of the ominous impact that it should. Although... more...

  • Hitler And Spainby Robert H. Whealey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Spanish Civil War, begun in July 1936, was a preliminary round of World War II. Hitler's and Mussolini's cooperation with General Franco resulted in the Axis agreement of October 1936 and the subsequent Pact of Steel of May 1939, immediately following the end of the Civil War. This study presents comprehensive documentation of Hitler's use of... more...

  • Satire and Society in Wilhelmine Germanyby Ann Taylor Allen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II was a transitional period in German history when the traditions of the nineteenth century were coming into conflict with the emerging cultural, social, and political patterns of the twentieth century. The resulting tensions were clearly reflected in the period's leading satirical journals, Kladderadatsch and Simplicissimus... more...