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  • Comparative and Transnational Historyby Heinz-Gerhard Haupt; Jürgen 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...

  • The Quest for the Lost Nationby Sebastian Conrad

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    Highly praised when published in Germany, The Quest for the Lost Nation is a brilliant chronicle of Germany's and Japan's struggles to reclaim a defeated national past. Sebastian Conrad compares the ways German and Japanese scholars revised national history after World War II in the shadows of fascism, surrender, and American occupation. Defeat in... more...

  • German Refugee Historians and Friedrich Meineckeby Gerhard A. Ritter; Alex Skinner

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    This collection of letters from German refugee historians to their teacher Friedrich Meinecke sheds light on questions of emigration and German-Jewish and German-American identity. It also reflects the deep impact that emigrant historians had on American teaching and research in European history, as well as on the rebuilding of German historiography... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Germanyby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the country of Germany. Separated into sections such as its geography, its people, famous German figures from history and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are planning on visiting Germany, working on a geography project or just want to know... more...

  • Berlin, Alexanderplatzby Gisa Weszkalnys

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    A benchmark study in the changing field of urban anthropology, Berlin, Alexanderplatz is an ethnographic examination of the rapid transformation of the unified Berlin. Through a captivating account of the controversy around this symbolic public square in East Berlin, the book raises acute questions about expertise, citizenship, government and belonging.... more...