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Routledge Library Editions: German History


About the Series

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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A German Revolution Local change and Continuity in Prussia, 1918 - 1920

A German Revolution: Local change and Continuity in Prussia, 1918 - 1920

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stephen C. MacDonald
July 01, 2021

Originally published in 1991, although written in the 1970s when the New Orthodoxy was exerting its most powerful influence upon students of the period, this book examines what changed and what did not change in Germany as a result of the Revolution of 1918. It discusses in particular, aspects of ...

Andrew Mitchell and Anglo-Prussian Diplomatic Relations During the Seven Years War

Andrew Mitchell and Anglo-Prussian Diplomatic Relations During the Seven Years War

1st Edition

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By Patrick F. Doran
July 01, 2021

Originally published in 1986, this book charts the significance of one of the most important eighteenth-century diplomats serving at the Prussian court. It discusses his role in establishing a harmonious relationship with Frederick The Great and the formulation and implementation of Britain’s ...

Bismarck: The White Revolutionary Volume 1 1815-1871

Bismarck: The White Revolutionary: Volume 1 1815-1871

1st Edition

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By Lothar Gall
July 01, 2021

Originally published in English in 1986, these volumes are far more than the story of the life of a powerful statesman. The name Bismarck sums up the entire political, social, economic and intellectual development of central Europe in the second half of the 19th Century and the internal and ...

Bismarck: The White Revolutionary Volume 2 1871 - 1898

Bismarck: The White Revolutionary: Volume 2 1871 - 1898

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lothar Gall
July 01, 2021

Originally published in English in 1986, these volumes are far more than the story of the life of a powerful statesman. The name Bismarck sums up the entire political, social, economic and intellectual development of central Europe in the second half of the 19th Century and the internal and ...

Boom and Bust Society and Electoral Politics in the Düsseldorf Area: 1867-1878

Boom and Bust: Society and Electoral Politics in the Düsseldorf Area: 1867-1878

1st Edition

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By J. D. Hunley
July 01, 2021

Originally published in 1987, this study assesses the extent to which social and economic conditions affected the outcome of Reichstag and Landtag elections. It discusses the economic development in the district of Düsseldorf both before and during the period covered, 1867-1878; it also examines ...

Drink, Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth Century Germany

Drink, Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth Century Germany

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By James S. Roberts
July 01, 2021

Originally published in 1984 this book provided the first German case study of a prototypical 19th Century social problem, combining a discussion of popular drinking behaviour with analysis of efforts to reform it on the parts of both middle class temperance reformers and the socialist labour ...

From Kaiserreich to Third Reich Elements of Continuity in German History 1871-1945

From Kaiserreich to Third Reich: Elements of Continuity in German History 1871-1945

1st Edition

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By Fritz Fischer
July 01, 2021

Originally published in English in 1986, this book offers a concise summary of the contribution Fritz Fischer and his school made to German historiography in the 20th century and in particular draws attention to continuity in the development and power structures of the German Reich between 1871 and...

From Unification to Nazism Reinterpreting the German Past

From Unification to Nazism: Reinterpreting the German Past

1st Edition

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By Eley Geoff
July 01, 2021

Originally published in 1986, and bringing together essays written over a 10 year period, this volume offers a coherent and challenging interpretation of the German past. The book argues that the German Empire between 1971 and 1914 may have enjoyed greater stability and cohesion than is often ...

German History Some New German Views

German History: Some New German Views

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Hans Kohn
July 01, 2021

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 ...

Germany 1789-1919 A Political History

Germany 1789-1919: A Political History

1st Edition

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By Agatha Ramm
July 01, 2021

Originally published in 1967, this book discusses economic and constitutional developments and religious history in relation to their political consequences. Political theory is treated in two sections: one is devoted to the ideas current from 1789 to the ‘revolutionary year’ of 1848, and another ...

Germany and Europe Political Tendencies From Frederick the Great to Hitler

Germany and Europe: Political Tendencies From Frederick the Great to Hitler

1st Edition

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By F. Darmstaedter
July 01, 2021

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 ...

Germany in the Age of Total War

Germany in the Age of Total War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Volker R. Berghahn, Martin Kitchen
July 01, 2021

Originally published in 1981 and now re-issued with a new Preface, this book contains contributions on key issues such as the origins of the First World War, the psychological impact of that war on the Germans, the enigmatic personality of Walter Rathenau, anti-semitism and paramilitarism, as well ...

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