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  • Gesichter der Demokratieby Bastian Hein; Manfred Kittel; Horst Möller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 78.57

    Hinsichtlich der Kontinuitätsfrage überwiegt in der deutschen Zeitgeschichtsforschung der Blick auf die Vor- und die Nachgeschichte des Nationalsozialismus. Daneben gibt es aber auch eine andere Entwicklung über die Zäsuren von 1918, 1933, 1945 und 1989/90 hinweg: den mühevollen Weg der Deutschen zur Demokratie. Der vorliegende Band zeichnet... more...

  • Kulturstaat und Bürgergesellschaft im Spiegel der Tätigkeit des preußischen Kultusministeriums ? Dokumenteby Bärbel Holtz; Christina Rathgeber; Hartwin Spenkuch; Reinhold Zilch

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.43

    Mit ?Preußen als Kulturstaat? setzt die Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften die Neue Folge der einst von Gustav Schmoller begründeten Acta Borussica fort. Die auf mehr als zehn Bände projektierte zweite Reihe rückt dabei mit der Kulturstaatsproblematik einen zentralen, bisher von der Geschichtswissenschaft vernachlässigten... more...

  • Hitler's Ambivalent Attacheby Alfred M Beck

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 22.95

    Friedrich von Boetticher was Germany?s only military attaché accredited to the United States between the world wars. As such, he was Germany?s official military observer in the capital of the nation whose potential as an ally of those powers arrayed against Adolf Hitler in the 1930s might have given the dictator pause in any predatory plans he harbored... more...

  • Hammer of the Godsby David Luhrssen

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    Public interest in Adolf Hitler and all aspects of the Third Reich continues to grow as new generations ponder the moral questions surrounding Nazi Germany and its historical legacy. One aspect of Nazism that has not received sufficient attention from historians of the Third Reich is the doctrine?s origins in the Thule Society and its covert activities.... more...

  • Facing the Nazi Pastby Bill Niven

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    Facing the Nazi Past examines how the communist East viewed the events of these years very differently from West Germany during the Cold War. Following the unification of Germany, these contrasting memories of the Third Reich have contributed to a new perspective on this period of German history. Facing the Nazi Past explores the developments... more...

  • Rereading German Historyby Richard Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    In this text, the author draws together his review essays on the political, economic, cultural and social history of Germany through war and reunification. This book provides a study of how historians - mainly German, American, British, and French - have provided a series of differing and often conflicting readings of the German past in recent years.... more...

  • Politics and the Sciences of Culture in Germany, 1840-1920by Woodruff D. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    Examining the ways in which politics and ideology stimulate and shape changes in human science, this book focuses on the cultural sciences in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Germany. The book argues that many of the most important theoretical directions in German cultural science had their origins in a process by which a general pattern of... more...

  • The German Army Leagueby Marilyn Shevin Coetzee

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    This book traces the development of the German Army League from its inception through the earliest days of the Weimar Republic. Founded in January 1912, the League promoted the intensification of German militarism and the cultivation of German nationalism. As the last and second largest of the patriotic societies to emerge after 1890, the League led... more...

  • The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialismby Woodruff D. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This study traces the evolution of imperialist ideology in Germany from Bismarck in the mid-19th century through Hitler. Smith argues that it was the way in which Nazis attempted to reconcile two century-old ideologies--the élite, pro-industrial Weltpolitick and the popular-based, pro-agraian Lebensraum --that resulted in Germany's disastrous policies... more...

  • The Thirty Years' War and German Memory in the Nineteenth Centuryby Kevin Cramer

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    The nineteenth century witnessed the birth of German nationalism and the unification of Germany as a powerful nation-state. In this era the reading public?s obsession with the most destructive and divisive war in its history?the Thirty Years? War?resurrected old animosities and sparked a violent, century-long debate over the origins and aftermath of... more...