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  • Advance from Mons 1914by Walter Bloem

    Helion & Company 2004; US$ 16.99

    This is an outstanding personal memoir penned by a German infantry officer recalling his experiences during the initial days and weeks of the war in the West, July-September 1914. Walter Bloem was a Captain in the German 12th Grenadier Regiment (Royal Prussian Grenadier Regiment Prinz Carl von Preußen, 2nd Brandenburg, Nr 12 - to give his unit... more...

  • The Pity of It Allby Amos Elon

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 20.99

    From an acclaimed historian and social critic, a passionate and poignant history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Third Reich As it's usually told, the story of the German Jews starts at the end, with their tragic demise in Hitler's Third Reich. Now, in this important work of historical restoration, Amos Elon takes... more...

  • Der Kapitalismus entdeckt das Volkby Simon Gonser

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    For a long time, big banks had little interest in having workers or employees as their customers. Only in the aftermath of the German Economic Miracle did Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, and Commerzbank begin wooing the ?common people? and their savings with new financial products. But were the big banks the real driving forces behind this... more...

  • Governance in der Planwirtschaftby Marcel Boldorf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    Marcel Boldorf explores the values, rules, and principles of governance that emerged from denazification and the process of cadre selection while a centralized planned economy was set up in Soviet-occupied East Germany. He considers managerial decision-making and how much freedom of action management retained with mounting centralism.... more...

  • Die Musealisierung der Nationby Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften; Constanze Breuer; Bärbel Holtz; Paul Kahl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    This book is the first comparative examination of the conception and founding of German national, central, and state museums in the German-speaking world during the ?long? 19 th century. These museums were founded by actors who competed and emulated each other, some motivated by monarchism (Bavarian National Museum), some by love of literature... more...

  • Die Stadt in der Frühen Neuzeitby Heinz Schilling; Stefan Ehrenpreis

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 31.00

    Building on an extensive analysis of the history of urbanization in early modernity, the volume examines the fundamental processes in early modern urban history, including the ?relationship history? of the city and early modern state and the exciting interfaces between city, church, and religion. This new edition is enhanced by a supplement... more...

  • Handbuch der Berliner Vereine und Gesellschaften 1786?1815by Uta Motschmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 252.00

    This supplemental volume is a collection of the statutes, bylaws, and constitutions that yield insight into the aims, purposes, structure, and organization of the associations portrayed in the handbook. While the metatexts in the handbook analyze and evaluate, the historical source texts in this supplement speak for themselves, and are... more...

  • 1985by Michael Ploetz; Mechthild Lindemann; Christoph Johannes Franzen

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    1985 was a year of coming to terms with the past: while German President von Weizsäcker won international praise, the visit to a Nazi war cemetery by Chancellor Kohl and Ronald Reagan aroused indignation, especially in the United States. As Gorbachev came to power, American-Soviet relations were energized, culminating in a summit meeting... more...

  • The German Colonial Empireby Woodruff D. Smith

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Although Germany's short-lived colonial empire (1884-1918) was neither large nor successful, it is historically significant. The establishment of German colonies and attempts to expand them affected international politics in a period of extreme tension. Smith focuses on the interaction between Germany's colonial empire and German politics and, by extension,... more...

  • Germany as a Culture of Remembranceby Alon Confino

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    An acknowledged authority on German history and memory, Alon Confino presents in this volume an original critique of the relations between nationhood, memory, and history, applied to the specific case of Germany. In ten essays (three never before published and one published only in German), Confino offers a distinct view of German nationhood in particular... more...