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German History

Some New German Views, 1st Edition

By Hans Kohn


222 pages

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Hardback: 9780367246648
pub: 2019-07-16
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Originally published in 1954, this book presents the view of nine liberal German historians in reconsideration of the dominant concepts of German political and cultural history in the immediate post-war years. They review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism, the weakness of democracy and liberal attitudes in 19th Century Germany. The essays were published in German periodicals and pamphlets between 1945 and 1952 and collected in this volume (and translated into English) they represent a survey of one of the most important intellectual movements of reconsideration and of political and moral readjustment after World War II.

Table of Contents

1. Rethinking Recent German History Hans Kohn 2. The Via Dolorosa of The Civilian Spirit in Germany Karl Buchheim 3. The Bismarck Problem Franz Schnabel 4. Bismarck and Ourselves, Historians and History Alfred von Martin 5. Militarism in Modern History Hans Herzfeld 6. Germany and the Epoch of World Wars Ludwig Dehio 7. Ranke and Burckhardt Friedrich Meinecke 8. The Glorification of the State in German Historical Writing Johann Albrecht von Rantzau 9. Modification of the German-Polish Relationship Ellinor von Puttkamer 10. Toward a Revision of the German Concept of History Walther Hofer 11. Misfortune and Moral Decisions in German History Hajo Holborn

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany