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  • East Germany in Comparative Perspectiveby Thomas A. Baylis; Dr David Childs; David Childs; Erwin L. Collier; Marilyn Rueschemeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00

    As a new decade begins the popular demand for change has meant that the social and political fabric of the the Eastern Bloc countries has been irrevocably altered. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the key political, economic and social areas of East German society, such as the military and the church, areas which will intrinsically involved... more...

  • Popular Protest in East Germanyby Gareth Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    An incisive new study of dissent and protest in the German Democratic Republic, focusing on the upheaval of 1989-1990. The author, an active participant both in the 'Citizens' Movement' and in the street protests of that year, draws upon a vast array of sources including interviews, documents from the archives of the old regime and the Citizens'... more...

  • Das ostdeutsche P.E.N.-Zentrum 1951 bis 1998by Dorothée Bores

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 249.32

    ?After the fall of the wall, the East German center of PEN, the worldwide association of writers, came under criticism. Its members were accused of collaboration with the dictatorial state power and of having failed as intellectuals. The book starts with considerations about the discourse on intellectuals and writers. On the basis of comprehensive... more...

  • Driving the Soviets up the Wallby Hope M. Harrison

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 52.50 US$ 42.00

    The Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Cold War. For the first time, this path-breaking book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the communists' decision to build the Wall in 1961. Hope Harrison's use of archival sources from the former East German and Soviet regimes is unrivalled, and from these sources she builds a highly original and provocative... more...

  • Nachtrag § 161by Patrick C. Leyens

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 152.37


  • Anwalt - Kommentator - 'Entdecker'by Thomas Henne; Rainer Schröder; Jan Thiessen

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 152.37

    Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert die auf dem Festkolloquium der Juristischen Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin aus Anlass des 150. Geburtstages von Hermann Staub im Frühjahr 2006 gehaltenen Vorträge. Tillmann Krach und Thomas Henne berichten über Staubs Leben im Kaiserreich zwischen beruflichen Erfolgen und antisemitischer Diskriminierung.... more...

  • East German Dissidents and the Revolution of 1989by Christian Joppke

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 186.00

    In contrast to the dissident movements of Eastern Europe, the East German movement remained committed to the 'revisionist' reform of the communist regime. This book tries to explain why. It is argued that the peculiarities of German history and culture prevented the possibility of a 'national' opposition to communism. As a result, East German dissidents... more...

  • Walled-Inby J. Elke Ertle

    Mentobe Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    In her memoir Walled-In, J. Elke Ertle recounts growing up in West Berlin, Germany, during the aftermath of World War II when mounting East-West tension lead to the Berlin Blockade, the Berlin Airlift, and the construction of the Berlin Wall. But the brick-and-mortar-monstrosity is not the only insurmountable barrier Elke comes to know intimately.... more...

  • Ostdeutschlandby Raj Kollmorgen

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 33.84

    Der Band fragt nach dem Platz und den Chancen Ostdeutschlands im Rahmen Deutschlands und Europas: Sind die neuen Bundesländer tatsächlich der unvergleichliche Sonderfall des europäischen Postsozialismus, der wissenschaftlich kaum neue Erkenntnisse verspricht? Handelt es sich um eine Übergangsgesellschaft, die ihre entscheidenden Wandlungsprozesse nach... more...

  • Politics of Iconoclasm, Theby James Noyes

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    From false idols and graven images to the tombs of kings and the shrines of capitalism, the targeted destruction of cities, sacred sites and artefacts for religious, political or nationalistic reasons is central to our cultural legacy. This book examines the different traditions of image-breaking in Christianity and Islam as well as their development... more...