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Weimar Germany

Anthony McElligott

March 2009

ISBN: 9780199280070

344 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

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Oxford Short History of Germany

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An authoritative and up-to-date history of Weimar Germany, with each chapter written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field, that throws new light on important areas such as constitutional and social reform, Jewish life, gender and cultural developments.

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An authoritative and up-to-date history of Weimar Germany, with each chapter written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field, that throws new light on important areas such as constitutional and social reform, Jewish life, gender and cultural developments.

  • An up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Weimar Germany, from the end of the First World War to the Nazi takeover of power
  • Eleven chapters, each written by an expert in the field, covering all the most important themes in the history of Weimar
  • Includes chapters on political culture; foreign policy; the military; the economy; the cities; women and the politics of gender; welfare and housing; the Jewish community; and cultural life in Weimar Germany

About the Author(s)

Anthony McElligott, Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Historical Research, University of Limerick

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Anthony McElligott
    1:Political Culture, Anthony McElligott
    2:Foreign Policy, Wolfgang Elz
    3:The Reichswehr and the Weimar Republic, William Mulligan
    4:The Weimar Economy, Harold James
    5:The 'Urban Republic', John Bingham
    6:Women and the Politics of Gender, Kathleen Canning
    7:The Weimar Welfare System, Young-Sun Hong
    8:'Neues Wohnen': Housing and Reform, Adelheid von Saldern
    9:Weimar Jewry, Anthony D. Kauders
    10:High Brow and Low Brow Culture, Karl Christian Führer
    Further Reading
    Chronology

Reviews

"Weimar Germany encapsulates the history of the period through a collection of essays... [which] provide much material for discussion." - Paul Bookbinder, European History Quarterly.

"highly recommended as an introduction to the topic" - Andreas Wirsching, German Historical Institute London Bulletin

"provides an excellent introudction to new work and new approaches to the Weimar Republic ... this is a stimulating and accessibly volume which will inform and enliven dicussion of the Republic and its problems in an admirable way." - Jonathan Wright, English Historical Review

"Like the other short histories of Germany, this is an excellently accessible work that nevertheless introduces students to up-to-date scholarly debates." - Jeff Bowersox, University of Worcester

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