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The problem of Revolution in German : German Historical Perspectives - Reinhard Rurup

The problem of Revolution in German

German Historical Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9781859732762
Number Of Pages: 220

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Until very recently Germany has frequently been characterized as the 'country without revolution', and the catastrophies of its recent history have been attributed to the lack of successful modernizing impulses. This series of essays by leading German scholars explores the effects of revolutions upon German history from 1789 to 1989 - the date of Germany's 'peaceful revolution' - and discusses the fundamental questions of reform and revolution, the effects of war, counter-revolution and defeat on the social process of modernization. The book not only examines the revolutions of 1789, 1848, 1918 and 1989, but equally focuses on the great reform periods, the 'revolutions from above'. It analyzes the significance of World War I for revolutionizing German society, the nature of the 'national-socialist revolution', and the effects of the 1945 defeat on new beginnings in a divided Germany. It offers, on the basis of up-to-date research, stimulating debates about fundamental problems of German history.

The authors count among the leading German scholars of their generation, including Peter Brandt, Rudiger Hachtmann, Jurgen Kocka, Wolfgang Kruse, Hans Mommsen, Hans-Ulrich Wehler and Heinrich-August Winkler.

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'Readable and valuable.' German Politics 'A concise and convenient introduction to some important interpretations of German history. Students will find in this book useful accounts of significant historical episodes and good examples of contemporary German historiography's unsettled condition.' English Historical Review

Editorial Prefacep. vii
Forewordp. ix
Revolution and Reform: Germany and the French Revolution of 1789p. 1
Notesp. 20
Success and Failure: the Revolution of 1848p. 27
Notesp. 47
The German 'double Revolution' and the Sonderweg, 1848-79p. 55
Notesp. 64
The First World War: the 'true German Revolution'?p. 67
Notesp. 84
Revolution by Consensus? Germany 1918-19p. 93
Notesp. 106
The Nazi Regime: Revolution or Counterrevolution?p. 109
Notesp. 123
Germany after 1945: Revolution by Defeat?p. 129
Notesp. 151
Reform and Revolution: Germany 1989-90p. 161
Notesp. 176
Problems of Revolution in Germany, 1525-1989p. 181
Notesp. 198
Notes on Contributorsp. 203
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ISBN: 9781859732762
ISBN-10: 1859732763
Series: German Historical Perspectives
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1