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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.
  • Routledge Library Editions: German History

    1st Edition

    By Various

    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…

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  • Germany

    A Companion to German Studies, 1st Edition

    By Jethro Bithell

    The 5th edition of this classic book was originally published in 1955, and includes contributions from well-known authors on history, politics, literature, art, architecture and philosophy. The ideas are discussed and interpreted in the context of the development of European and global intellectual…

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  • Social Change and Political Development in Weimar Germany

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Bessel, Edgar J. Feuchtwanger

    Originally published in 1981 and comprising research and interpretation from American, German and British scholars deals with many of the most salient facets of the Weimar period, including the revolutionary events following the First World War; the development of the Reichswehr; the role of heavy…

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  • Germany in the Age of Total War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Volker R. Berghahn, Martin Kitchen

    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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  • Germany and Europe

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

    By F. Darmstaedter

    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…

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  • From Unification to Nazism

    Reinterpreting the German Past, 1st Edition

    By Eley Geoff

    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…

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  • We Men Who Feel Most German

    A Cultural Study of the Pan-German League, 1886-1914, 1st Edition

    By Roger Chickering

    Originally published in 1984 this volume presents the first systematic analysis of the cultural sources of the Pan German League’s appeal and influence in Imperial Germany. It focuses on the symbolic dimensions of the League’s literature and activities, in order to explain the attraction of the…

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  • The Hohenzollerns

    1st Edition

    By Herbert Eulenberg

    Originally published in English in 1929, this book provides a history of the Hohenzollerns from the fifteenth century Frederick to Wilhelm III. Each chapter is devoted to the principal members of the house of Hohenzollern and presented in the form of short, biographical sketches, designed to…

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  • The Small German Courts in the Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Adrien Fauchier-Magnan

    First published in English in 1958, this book charts the history of the small states which emerged in Germany from the chaos of the Thirty Years War. A period which has been neglected by English historians, this book covers both the German principalities generally and specifically a study of The…

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  • The German Working Class 1888 - 1933

    The Politics of Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard J. Evans

    When it was originally published in 1982, this book presented pioneering new research into the everyday life of the German working class in the crucial decades between the accession of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the Nazi seizure of power. The authors document working-class attitudes to bourgeois…

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  • From Kaiserreich to Third Reich

    Elements of Continuity in German History 1871-1945, 1st Edition

    By Fritz Fischer

    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…

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  • Bismarck: The White Revolutionary

    Volume 1 1815-1871, 1st Edition

    By Lothar Gall

    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…

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  • The Evolution of Germany

    1st Edition

    By John A. Hawgood

    Originally published in 1955, this book concisely charts the development of the states of Germany backwards, from the post-war partition into two republics, through the ruthless unification imposed by Hitler and the efficient federation created by Bismarck to the acute disunity of the 400 separate…

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  • Lion, Eagle, and Swastika

    Bavarian Monarchism in Weimar Germany, 1918-1933, 1st Edition

    By Robert S. Garnett

    Originally published in 1991 this study analyses the Bavarian monarchist movement and its place in the relations between Bavaria and the Reich during the Weimar era, with particular emphasis on the period up to 1929. Focusing on Bavaria’s peculiar historical position in the Reich as a staunch…

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  • The Epochs of German History

    1st Edition

    By J. Haller

    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.…

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  • The German Social Democratic Party, 1875-1933

    From Ghetto to Government, 1st Edition

    By W. L. Guttsman

    Originally published in 1981, this book covers the development of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from its inception to the end of the Weimar republic. Within a historical framework it analyses the role and operation of the SPD in the changing social and political climate of Germany and describes…

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  • Bismarck: The White Revolutionary

    Volume 2 1871 - 1898, 1st Edition

    By Lothar Gall

    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…

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  • The Development of the German Public Mind

    Volume 1 A Social History of German Political Sentiments, Aspirations and Ideas The Middle Ages - The Reformation, 1st Edition

    By Frederick Hertz

    Originally published in 1957, this study shows what the various sections of the Germans of every rank and class were thinking of the ruling men, how far they supported or opposed them, what were their wishes, hopes and fears, prejudices, ideals and standards of right and wrong. The influence of…

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  • The Development of the German Public Mind

    Volume 2 A Social History of German Political Sentiments, Aspirations and Ideas The Age of Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Frederick Hertz

    Originally published in 1962, the second volume of how the psychological structure of German politics evolved deals with the age of monarchical absolutism and intellectual enlightenment, i.e. the last one and a half centuries of the Roman-German Empire. It traces the political principles which…

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  • The German Public Mind in the Nineteenth Century

    Volume 3 A Social History of German Political Sentiments, Aspirations and Ideas, 1st Edition

    By Frederick Hertz

    Edited by Frank Eyck

    Originally published in 1975, this volume covers the period from the age of Napoleon to the dismissal of Bismarck – a period of national liberation, of revolution, the development of political movements, of parties and the press and the achievement of nationhood. The book is a history of ideals and…

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  • Great Britain and the German Trade Rivalry

    1875-1914, 1st Edition

    By Ross J. S. Hoffman

    Originally published in 1933, this volume covers 3 features of British history in the 40 years prior to the First World War: the inroad made by commercial and industrial Germany on the far-flung business empire of Great Britain; the British national reaction to this German rivalry and the influence…

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  • Boom and Bust

    Society and Electoral Politics in the Düsseldorf Area: 1867-1878, 1st Edition

    By J. D. Hunley

    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…

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  • German History

    Some New German Views, 1st Edition

    By Hans Kohn

    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…

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  • The German Fifth Column in the Second World War

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    By Louis De Jong

    Originally published in English in 1956, this book is divided into 3 parts : the first outlines how, after 1933, those outside Germany began to become increasingly afraid of sinister operations on the part of German agents and the partisans of National Socialism. The second part examines the role…

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  • The Political Economy of Germany, 1815-1914

    1st Edition

    By Martin Kitchen

    Originally published in 1978, this book goes beyond conventional studies of economic history to discuss wider political and social questions pertinent to the development of the German political economy of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The interaction between economic development and…

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  • The Nuremberg Documents

    Some Aspects of German War Policy 1939-45, 1st Edition

    By Peter de Mendelssohn

    Originally published in 1946, this volume, based on some of the evidence taken from captured German files and archives, discusses many questions concerning German policy and diplomatic manoeuvre during the Second World War. It offers a fascinating insight into the rise and fall of the Nazi state…

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  • Land and Power

    British and Allied Policy on Germany's Frontiers 1916-19, 1st Edition

    By Harold I. Nelson

    Originally published in 1963, this book examines the territorial settlement with Germany at the end of the First World War. It approaches it from the standpoint of British official attitudes and policy in order to discover the pre-Paris-Peace-Conference evolution of British governmental thinking on…

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  • The Navy and German Power Politics, 1862-1914

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    By I. N. Lambi

    When originally published in 1984, and based on archival research, this book was the first fully documented discussion of German naval strategy and planning from 1862-1914 against France, Russia, Great Britain, the United States and Japan. The book is a complete study of the relationship of the…

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  • A German Revolution

    Local change and Continuity in Prussia, 1918 - 1920, 1st Edition

    By Stephen C. MacDonald

    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…

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  • The Political Re-Education of Germany and her Allies

    After World War II, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Pronay, Keith Wilson

    Originally published in 1985, this book provides an important insight into the principal aspects of the history of the policy and practice of political re-education from its origins to 1951. ‘Political re-education’ was the British alternative to the ideas put forward by the USA and the USSR in the…

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  • The Tragedy of Nazi Germany

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    By Peter Phillips

    Originally published in 1969, this book discusses the many factors which atomised German society from 1870 onwards and thus assisted Nazi evil, and it shows that Hitler and Nazism were mere phenomena of a mass age. The author wrote with the twin qualifications as historian and survivor of the camps…

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  • The Cultural Roots of National Socialism

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    By Hermann Glaser

    Originally published in 1978, this book discusses some of the most important problems of 20th Century. The central concern of the volume is the deep-rooted provincialism which has pervaded the German cultural scene since the middle of the 19th Century. The causes and consequences of cultural…

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  • Drink, Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth Century Germany

    1st Edition

    By James S. Roberts

    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…

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  • Germany 1789-1919

    A Political History, 1st Edition

    By Agatha Ramm

    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…

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

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    By Patrick F. Doran

    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…

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  • The Silent Dictatorship

    The Politics of the German High Command under Hindenburg and Ludendorff, 1916-1918, 1st Edition

    By Martin Kitchen

    Originally published in 1976 and based upon the extensive use of original archival material, this book provides a detailed account of the 2 years in which the German army enjoyed unprecedented power and influence. The rise of Hindenburg and Ludendorff is seen against the background of the failure…

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  • The Scheldt Question

    To 1839, 1st Edition

    By S. T. Bindoff

    When originally published in 1945 this book was the first to give a detailed account, based largely upon original sources, of the ‘Scheldt Question’ from its medieval origins to the settlement of 1839 and to set it against an adequate background of political and economic history. The river Scheldt,…

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  • Maximilian I (1459-1519)

    An Analytical Biography, 1st Edition

    By Gerhard Benecke

    When originally published in 1982 this was the first biography of Maximilian I to appear in English for half a century. It assesses a man who was Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the modern Austrian state and the grandfather of Charles V and Ferdinand I. Maximilian was a key figure and an…

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