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  • From Yalta to Berlinby W. R. Smyser

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 100.00

    If one takes a map of Europe and draws one line from Paris to Moscow and another line from Stockholm to Rome, the two lines intersect remarkably close to the Brandenburg Gate," writes Smyser, in one of his characteristically smart observations. The author has a strong grasp of the leaders who quarreled over Germany between the end of the Second... more...

  • Literarische Vereine in Dresdenby Dirk Hempel

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    Dirk Hempel opens his study with an overview of the development of literary societies in Germany, but also in other European countries and in the USA, basing his survey on recent theories from the historical and social sciences on the democratic social phenomenon of the association. In addition, he presents the first typology of the different forms... more...

  • Germanyby William R. Horne; Zoran Pavlovic

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Although it was adversely affected by both world wars and the cold war, which divided the nation into a democratic and communist state, Germany has persevered to become Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation. This book offers an overview of this fascinating nation. It acts as a guide to the culture of Germany. more...

  • Royal Kinship. Anglo-German Family Networks 1815-1918by Karina Urbach; John Davis; Torsten Riotte; Monika Wienfort; Clarissa Campbell Orr; Andreas Gestrich; Jonathan Petropolous; John Röhl; Daniel Schönpflug; Matthew Seligmann

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    Whenever the British Press wants to attack the Royal Family, they make a jibe about ?their foreign roots?. The Royals? as they say? are simply a posh version of German invaders. But did German relatives really influence decisions made by any British monarchs or are they just an ?imagined community?, invented by journalists and historians? The Royal... more...

  • Die Finanzierung der Bundeshauptstadt Bonnby Jens Krüger

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    The self-image of the Federal Republic of Germany was always reflected in the treatment of its capital, Bonn. To start with, Bonn's architecture remained as visibly provisional as the Federal Republic was intended to be. Later, as the power blocs became more firmly entrenched, Bonn was provided first with more representative government buildings, and... more...

  • Reactionary Modernismby Herf

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 34.00

    In a unique application of critical theory to the study of the role of ideology in politics, Jeffrey Herf explores the paradox inherent in the German fascists' rejection of the rationalism of the Enlightenment while fully embracing modern technology. He documents evidence of a cultural tradition he calls 'reactionary modernism' found in the writings... more...

  • Hitler's First Warby Thomas Weber

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    Hitler claimed that his years as a soldier in the First World War were the most formative years of his life. However, for the six decades since his death in the ruins of Berlin, Hitler's time as a soldier on the Western Front has, remarkably, remained a blank spot. Until now, all that we knew about Hitler's life in these years and the regiment... more...

  • Contemplating Violenceby Stefani Engelstein

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 59.00

    This volume illuminates the vexed treatment of violence in the German cultural tradition between two crucial, and radically different, violent outbreaks: the French Revolution, and the Holocaust and Second World War. The contributions undermine the notion of violence as an intermittent or random visitor in the imagination and critical theory of modern... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlinby Juergen Scheunemann; Malgorzata Omilanowska

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 25.00

    As Berlin is laid out on an epic scale, this travel guide is organized so that you can take in as much of the city as possible. It will guide you to all of the interesting monuments, museums and art collections Berlin has to offer, as well as giving you ideas for family fun and where to go shopping. The maps, photographs, detailed illustrations,... more...

  • Heidelberg, the Black Forest, Baden-Baden & Beyondby Henrik Bekker

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    The author, a travel journalist, was born and lives in Germany. This guides zeroes in on the Black Forest, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden and the rest of Baden-Wurttemberg - with the kind of inside detail that only a resident can provide. Baden-Württemberg is a favored holiday destination. Heidelberg with its majestic castle ruin is a must-see for most... more...