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  • Miniature Monumentsby Helmut Puff

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This study takes a material object as its starting point: small-scale models of bombed out cities. Created between 1946 and the present, these plastic renderings of places provide eerie glimpses of destruction and devastation resulting of war. This study considers these ?miniature monuments? in a deep cultural history that interlaces the 16th, 18th,... more...

  • Fighting to Loseby John Bryden

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 26.99

    Newly released FBI and MI5 documents provide a fresh interpretation of key events during World War II, showing how German military intelligence, which was secretly opposed to the Nazis, aided the Allies. more...

  • The National Origins of Policy Ideasby John L. Campbell; Ove K. Pedersen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking, which in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to how these ideas are produced and disseminated, and how this process varies between countries. The National Origins of Policy Ideas provides... more...

  • Konfessionelle Selbst- und Fremdbezeichnungenby Bent Jörgensen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In the Imperial Diets of the Protestant Reformation period, Catholic and Protestant factions stood in opposition to each other. Both sides claimed to represent Christian truth. For the Holy Roman Empire to maintain any capacity for action, people had to develop a way of speaking that allowed for communication between representatives of all faiths ?... more...

  • David Kalisch ? drei jüdische Possenby Georg-Michael Schulz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    During the first half of the 19th century, light theater typically portrayed Jews as objects of mockery or morally questionable minor characters. This was also true of Kalisch?s farces. Yet it is thanks to his farce, ?One of our people,? which enjoyed success well into the 20th century, that we see a Jewish main character portrayed in an entirely positive... more...

  • Soncino ? Gesellschaft der Freunde des jüdischen Buchesby Karin Bürger; Ines Sonder; Ursula Wallmeier

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In May 1924, the Soncino Society of the Friends of the Jewish Book was founded in Berlin. Named after the Soncinos, a 15th to 16th century Jewish-Italian family of printers, it was the first society of Jewish bibliophiles, and set the goal of publishing rare Jewish books and Hebrew printings. The eight essays in this volume explore the history of the... more...

  • Heimatfrontby Sven Felix Kellerhoff

    Bastei Entertainment 2014; US$ 18.50

    Die Materialschlachten und das Massensterben an den Fronten des Ersten Weltkriegs sind vielfach dokumentiert. Frauen, Kinder und alte Menschen erlebten die "Urkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts" jedoch zu Hause. Sven Felix Kellerhoff gibt ihnen jetzt, hundert Jahre nach Kriegsbeginn, eine Stimme. Anhand von Tagebüchern, Heimatchroniken, Akten... more...

  • Why the Germans? Why the Jews?by Götz Aly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory... more...

  • Hitlerby Robin Cross

    Quercus 2014; US$ 19.99

    As Chancellor of Germany between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler exercised unrestricted power over his country's social, political, and economic life. From Hitler?s belligerent re-armament programme to his imposition of anti-Semitic legislation and territorially aggressive policies, respected historian Robin Cross maps out the life of one of the most evil... more...

  • The Path To The Berlin Wallby Manfred Wilke

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering... more...