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The Weimar Republic

2nd Edition

By Stephen J. Lee


193 pages

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The Weimar Republic provides a comprehensive introduction to Germany in the aftermath of the First World War. Exploring themes including the formation of the Republic, the impact of the Treaty of Versailles and the Republic’s problems and achievements, it is an invaluable study guide.

This second edition includes two new chapters: the first looks at the Chancellors and Presidents of the Republic, the second assesses the career of Gustav Stresemann. It also contains a timeline and updated analysis to enhance readers’ understanding of events and controversies. Integrating historical interpretation, exam-style questions, and evaluation of sources, this book provides students with a clear understanding and a foundation for examination success.


'Lee's books are a 'must have' in the toolkit of students and teachers of Advanced courses in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.' – Mike McCabe, S.A.T.H. Resources Review

Table of Contents

1. The German Revolution, 1918–19 2. Versailles and its Impact 3. The Constitution and Political System, 1919–33 4. Chancellors and Presidents of the Republic, 1918–33 5. Crisis and Recovery, 1920–3 6. A Period of Stability, 1924–9? 7. Foreign Policy, 1919-33 8. Gustav Stresemann: An Assessment 9. Social and Cultural Achievements, 1918–33 10. Crisis and Collapse, 1929–33

About the Series

Questions and Analysis in History

Questions and Analysis in History contain the key elements essential to the study of history, whilst also offering a guide to best practice in essay writing and history skills. Each chapter of every book is organized around the key questions which historians debate, and hence, examiners look for. In addition, these short texts include a systematic examination of a variety of primary sources through questions and worked answers.
Through presenting analysis of source material as answers to questions, these books offer:
* a model of essay writing which reflects the skills required of students
* guidance with exam revision by focusing on type of questions set
* insight into the approach expected by examiners
* a starting point to launch students into their own investigations
* aid in acquiring sound techniques
* preparation for essays and document based questions
* promotion of discussion in class.
The series is regarded as the set of books that will push the student to an A grade. The books are both stretching and stimulating, and students have founf them invaluable during their revision for the final exams.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Military / World War I
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century