This collection of essays, first published in 1986, provides an exciting introduction to modern German agrarian history. The essays offer a revised account of the agricultural sector in an industrial Germany, and provide an extensive methodological, conceptual and thematic range. This collection challenges accepted interpretations, suggests some alternatives and at the same time offers a context in which new questions can be posed and answers can be sought.
Acknowledgements; Introduction: Locating Peasants and Lords in Modern German Historiography Robert G. Moeller; 1. The Junkers: Notes on the Social and Historical Significance of the Agrarian Elite in Prussia Hanna Schissler 2. Property and Wood Theft: Agrarian Capitalism and Social Conflict in Rural Society, 1800-50. A Westphalian Case Study Josef Mooser 3. Lords and Peasants in the Kaiserreich Hans-Jürgen Puhle 4. Peasant Protest in the Empire – the Bavarian Example Ian Farr 5. Economic Dimensions of Peasant Protest in the Transition from Kaiserreich to Weimar Robert G. Moeller 6. A Second Agrarian Mobilization? Peasant Associations in South and West Germany, 1918-24 Jonathan Osmond 7. Crisis and Realignment: Agrarian Splinter Parties in the Late Weimar Republic, 1928-33 Larry Eugene Jones 8. The Agrarian of National Socialist Germany J. E. Farquharson; Notes on Contributors; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the rural history and provide an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine social change in rural communities approaching the industrial revolution, whilst also providing an overview of the history of rural populations in England, France, Germany, Mexico and the United States. This set will be of particular interest to students of history, business and economics.