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  • Die Informationspolitik des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheitby Peter Höpfner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 31.33

    Was wusste, was dachte die Staatssicherheit wirklich über das Leben in der DDR - und welches Bild suggerierte sie Minister Erich Mielke und der obersten Staats- und SED-Führung? Die Antwort ist von zentraler Bedeutung für die historische Bewertung des SED-Regimes und findet sich in 6905 Berichten der Wochenübersichten, die eine Spezialabteilung im... more...

  • Loyal Subversion?by Anorthe Kremers

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 33.57

    The political constellation of the personal union between England and Hanover, lasting for 123 years, with the figure of a foreign king as a mediator between two separate states became a determining factor and was in itself a historical condition for the emergence and the development of caricatures in England after the Glorious Revolution. As a political... more...

  • 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

    This book assesses the current position of the GDR in key political, economic and social areas. It looks at the political leadership, the military and at important social groupings such as the Church. more...

  • Popular Protest in East Germanyby Gareth Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 170.00

    Popular Protest in the East German Revolution is an incisive new study of dissent and protest in the German Democratic Republic, focusing on the upheaval of 1989-1990. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 293.00

    ?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$ 45.00

    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$ 168.00


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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 182.00

    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$ 176.00

    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...