xvi, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Previous edition: 2004.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. INTRODUCTION: THE GERMAN LANDS AND PEOPLE
2. MEDIAEVAL GERMANY
The beginnings of German history -- Germany in the early and high middle ages -- Germany in the later middle ages
3. THE AGE OF CONFESSIONALISM, 1500-1648
The German Reformation: the early years -- The German Peasants' War -- The development of the German Reformation -- Germany in the age of Counter-Reformation -- The Thirty Years War -- The Peace of Westphalia and the effects of the War
4. THE AGE OF ABSOLUTISM, 1648-1815
Absolutism and the rise of Prussia -- Religion, culture and Enlightenment -- The impact of the French Revolution
5. THE AGE OF INDUSTRIALISATION, 1815-1918
Restoration Germany, 1815-48 -- The revolution of 1848 -- The unification of Germany -- Germany under Bismarck -- Society and politics in Wilhelmine Germany -- Culture in Imperial Germany -- Foreign policy and the First World War
6. DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP, 1918-45
The Weimar Republic: origins and early years -- The period of apparent stabilisation -- The collapse of Weimar democracy -- The consolidation of Hitler's power -- Foreign policy and war -- Holocaust, resistance and defeat
7. THE TWO GERMANIES, 1945-90
The creation of the two Germanies -- From establishment to consolidation -- Politics in the two Germanies, 1949-89 -- Economy and society in West Germany -- Economy and society in the GDR, 1949-89 -- The revolution of 1989 and the unification of Germany
8. THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SINCE 1990
Unifying German society -- German politics in a changing Europe -- The Merkel era -- The changing resonance of a difficult past
9. PATTERNS AND PROBLEMS OF GERMAN HISTORY
This third edition of Mary Fulbrook's much-admired and popular introduction to German history provides a clear and informative guide to the twists and turns of the story of the German lands and peoples from the early middle ages to the present day. Crisply synthesising a vast array of historical material, Fulbrook explores the interrelationships between social, political and cultural factors in the light of scholarly controversies. Since the second edition in 2004, there have been important changes in Germany, Europe and the wider world. This new edition features a significantly expanded chapter on Germany since 1990, encapsulating recent and dramatic developments that have transformed Germany's character and international standing. This single-volume history of Germany offers broad and accessible coverage and provides a useful guide for students, genreral readers, travellers to Germany and anyone with an interest in German history.
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