Originally published in 1930 this book discusses the critical moments in German history, with a view to surveying the development of the German nation and an attempt to understand the events of the 1920s with reference to significant chapters in Germany history from the past.
Table of Contents
1. The Origin of the German Realm 2. The External Tasks of the Realm 3. The Struggle with the Church, and the Dissolution of the Old Empire 4. The Territorial States 5. The Conquest of the North-East 6. The Territorial States in the Fifteenth Century. The Rise of the Habsburgs. 7. The Reformation 7. The Reformation 8. The Thirty Years’ War 9. The Louis XIV Era 10. Prussia in Triumph and in Eclipse 11. The Growth of National Self-Consciousness 12. Prussia’s Share in the Struggle for Unity
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.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
- HISTORY / General
- HISTORY / Europe / Germany