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  • The German Geniusby Peter Watson

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 15.99

    From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers,... 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...

  • Wehrmachtjustiz an der "Heimatfront"by Kerstin Theis

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 105.00

    This study paints a comprehensive picture of military justice in the Ersatzheer, or replacement army of the Wehrmacht, which had various home-front tasks. The author analyzes the operation of Ersatzheer military courts during the Second World War. She offers a general portrait of court personnel, and describes their attempts as an ?extended... 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 Descent of Darwinby Alfred Kelly

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    In Germany, more than anywhere else, Darwinism was a sensational success. Setting his analysis against the background of popular science, Kelly follows popular Darwinism as it permeated education, religion, politics, and social thought in Germany. He explains how the popularizers changed Darwin's thought in subtle ways and how these changes colored... more...