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A Companion to German Studies, 1st Edition

By Jethro Bithell


588 pages

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The 5th edition of this classic book was originally published in 1955, and includes contributions from well-known authors on history, politics, literature, art, architecture and philosophy. The ideas are discussed and interpreted in the context of the development of European and global intellectual, cultural and political life and includes chapters on the German communist writers of the post-war years.

Table of Contents

1. The Country: Its Peoples and Its Language Jethro Bithell 2. German History to 1618 Kathleen M. Gadd 3. German History from 1618 to 1900 William Harbutt Dawson 4. German History from 1200-1931 Hugh Quigley 5. German History from 1931 – 1937 Jethro Bithell 6. German History from 1937 - 1952 Elizabeth Wiskemann 7. German Literature to 1748 W. E. Collinson 8. German Literature from 1748-1805 F. E. Sandbach 9. German Literature from 1805 – 1880 L. A. Willoughby 10. German Literature from 1880 – 1954 Jethro Bithell 11. German Thought Rudolf Majut 12. German Music Edwin Evans and Mosco Carner 13. German Painting Hannah Priebsch Closs 14. German Architecture and Sculpture Martin S. Briggs. Bibliographies to Each Chapter.

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