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  • War, State and Society in Württemberg, 1677?1793by Peter H. Wilson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    This book examines the political development of the smaller German territories in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through the example of the duchy of Württemberg. more...

  • State and Nobility in Early Modern Germanyby Hillay Zmora

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A new and revisionary account of how the nobility grew and developed in late medieval and early modern Germany. more...

  • Germany in the Modern Worldby Sam A. Mustafa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    With a careful blend of concision and rich detail, Sam A. Mustafa's readable and lively text traces German history from Roman times to the present, placing particular emphasis on the past three centuries. Mustafa provides a judicious mix of narrative history and historiography, tracing the influential individuals and broad social currents, myths... more...

  • The Wallby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a twelve-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a generation, until its fall in November 1989, it not only divided the city of Berlin, but also symbolised the confrontation between capitalist West and socialist... more...

  • Tradition und Transfer in spätgermanischer Zeitby Solveig Möllenberg

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.43

    This study explores the various aspects of cultural exchange between three find areas (Southern Germany, England and Scandinavia) during the transition from the Migration Period to the Early Middle Ages. The author reflects on the cultural terms used in various disciplines and presents a theory of space which views man as a social-cultural... more...

  • Sydneyby Delia Falconer

    NewSouth 2010; US$ 11.76

    Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities. In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas. But she goes beyond these to find a far more complex city: beautiful, violent, half-wild, and at times deeply... more...

  • Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans, Theby Mehmet Sinan Birdal

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 11.00

    The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire, especially under their charismatic leaders Charles V and Suleyman I, were major empires of the early-modern period. Both exercised global power as, respectively, leaders of the universal ?res publica Christiana? and ?dar-es Islam'. However, both lost supreme power in the course of the 17th and 18th centuries... more...

  • Die Dessau-Wörlitzer Reformbewegung im Zeitalter der Aufklärungby Erhard Hirsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 213.36

    Erhard Hirsch's study examines the social, political, and artistic preconditions and impacts of a comprehensive modernization process in the central German territory of Anhalt-Dessau in the age of reformer prince Leopold Friedrich Franz. The Wörlitz Garden Kingdom (inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2001) and the 'Philanthropin'... more...

  • Comparative and Transnational Historyby Heinz-Gerhard Haupt; Jurgen Kocka

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Since the 1970s West German historiography has been one of the main arenas of international comparative history. It has produced important empirical studies particularly in social history as well as methodological and theoretical reflections on comparative history. During the last twenty years however, this approach has felt pressure from two sources:... more...

  • Ghost Dance in Berlinby Peter Wortsman

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 16.99

    Every great city is a restless work in progress, but nowhere is the urban impulse more in flux than in Berlin, that sprawling metropolis located on the fault line of history. A short-lived fever-dream of modernity in the Roaring Twenties, redubbed Germania and primped up into the megalomaniac fantasy of a Thousand-Year Reichstadt in the Thirties,... more...