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Modern Germany : Society, Economy and Politics in the Twentieth Century - V. R. Berghahn

Modern Germany

Society, Economy and Politics in the Twentieth Century

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Published: 21st March 1988
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This book aims to give a comprehensive overview and interpretation of the development of Germany in the twentieth century, a country whose history has decisively shaped the map and the politics of modern Europe and the world in which we live. Professor Berghahn is not concerned merely with politics and diplomacy, but also with social change, economic performance and industrial relations. His appendix contains fifty tables of invaluable statistical information including industrial and agricultural production, employment, voting patterns and education.

'Berghahn's thoughtful and authoritative analytical account of German history from Kaiser Wilhelm II to Willy Brandt makes a wonderful introduction to the subject. This is a text which every student of German civilisation should read.' The Virginia Quarterly Review 'Modern Germany delivers just about everything one should look for in a concise general text.' History

List of maps
Preface
Abbreviations
Glossary
Wilhelmine Germany, 1900+1914: Rapid Industrialisation and its Impact on Society
Stratification and social mobility
The Prusso-German political system and its political culture
Weltpolitik and the spectre of encirclement
War and Civil War, 1914+1923: The Political and Military Situation at the Beginning of the War
The strains of total war
Reaction, reform and revolutionary ferment
The Revolutions of 1918+19
Economic dislocation and counter-revolution, 1919+1923
The Weimar Republic Between Stabilisation and Collapse, 1924+1933: Intellectual and Cultural Activity
Party politics and the problem of parliamentary government
Weimar foreign policy
Economic tensions and the rise of the Nazis
From Brnning to Hitler
The Third Reich, 1933+1945: The Face of the Nazi Dictatorship
Economic conditions and mobilisation for war
Nazi foreign policy and war aims
Occupation, exploitation and extermination
Resistance and collaboration during the final years
Occupation and Division, 1945+1960: Economic and Political Life in the Western Zones of Occupation
The Russian Zone of Occupation, 1945+1949
The shaping of the Federal Republic of germany, 1949+1960
Soviet Western policy and the consolidation of East Germany
The Two Germanies Since the 1960s: The Development of the East German Economy, 1960+1985
Society ad politics in contemporary East Germany
West German capitalism and the international economy
Problems of political stability
Culture and society in West Germany
Statistical tables
Chronological table
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521347488
ISBN-10: 0521347483
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 21st March 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.6  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised