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  • Lebenswelt und Kultur des Bürgertums im 19. und 20. Jahrhundertby Andreas Schulz

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 420.00

    Scholars have pointed to the decline of the middle class since the end of the 19th century. Andreas Schulz views middle class life as being a model of stability that still retains its power of identification, and offers support to those who regard themselves as members of the middle class. The addendum in the second edition covers more recent research,... more...

  • Finanzierung des Kulturstaats in Preußen seit 1800by Reinhold Zilch

    De Gruyter Akademie Forschung 2014; US$ 237.00

    Prussia?s remarkable rise as a cultural state in the 19th and early 20th century was financed by funds from the state budget, from individual communes, and cooperatives, by its citizens through taxes, fees, and individual contributions, and by foundations. Detailed ongoing statistics and documents spanning multiple decades reveal the details of this... more...

  • Zeugnisse der Gefangenschaftby Gabriele Hammermann

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 56.00

    More than 600,000 Italians were held captive by the Nazi regime between 1943 and 1945 and sentenced to forced labor. Testimonies of Captivity gives the Italian military internees a chance to tell their own stories. Their fate in Germany and Italy after 1945 has been long neglected despite the unusual nature of their experiences with the National Socialist... more...

  • Constantin Brunner im Kontextby Gerhard Lauer; Jürgen Stenzel; Irene Aue-Ben-David

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 140.00

    The work of the unconventional German Jewish philosopher and social critic Constantin Brunner (1862?1937) has been recently rediscovered by cultural historians. The essays collected in this volume discuss Brunner?s original theses and their impact on diverse contemporary philosophical and cultural historical settings during the periods of the German... more...

  • Berlinby Rory MacLean

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London... more...

  • Hitler's First Victimsby Timothy W. Ryback

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal. Before Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a constitutional republic. And just before Dachau Concentration Camp became a site of... more...

  • 1989by Mary Elise Sarotte; Mary Elise Sarotte

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, and a dozen other locations, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia... more...

  • The Devils' Allianceby Roger Moorhouse

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two mammoth and opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Yet for nearly a third of the conflict?s entire timespan, Hitler and Stalin stood side by side as allies. In The Devils? Alliance... more...

  • An Intimate History of the Frontby Jason Crouthamel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This eye-opening study gives a nuanced, provocative account of how German soldiers in the Great War experienced and enacted masculinity. Drawing on an array of relevant narratives and media, it explores the ways that both heterosexual and homosexual soldiers expressed emotion, understood romantic ideals, and approached intimacy and sexuality. more...

  • The Collapseby Mary Elise Sarotte

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 to end all traffic between the city?s two halves: the democratic west and the communist east. The iconic symbol of a divided Europe, the Wall became a focus of western political pressure on East Germany; as Ronald Reagan?s famously said in a 1987 speech in Berlin, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!? But as award-winning... more...