Germany and Europe: Political Tendencies From Frederick the Great to Hitler, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Germany and Europe

Political Tendencies From Frederick the Great to Hitler, 1st Edition

By F. Darmstaedter


230 pages

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pub: 2019-07-16
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Originally published in 1945, at a time when feelings against the German people were running high, this book is as much a revealing insight into the psyche of the Germans as it is a history of Germany from the late 18th century to the end of WWII. The author firmly believed that a path of reconciliation and a peaceful future for relations with Germany could only be achieved by understanding key episodes from the country’s past.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Parliamentary State and Power State 1. Germany’s Entry into World Politics: 1750-1914 2. Absolutism and Democracy: 1750-1790 3. Humanity and Nationalism: 1790-1820 4. Legitimacy and Liberty: 1820-1850 5. Military Obedience and Civic Courage: 1850-1875 6. Love of Peace and Preparation for War: 1875-1914 9. The Will to Education and the Class Struggle: 1800-1918 10. Politics and History: 1750-1914 11. State and Church: 1815-1880 12. Right and Might 13. The Sovereignty of the People and the Unity of The State: 1918-1920 14. A Glance Behind and a Glance Forward

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