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Modern Germany

A Global History

Author Eric Kurlander, Douglas T. McGetchin, and Bernd-Stefan Grewe

Publication Date - January 2023

ISBN: 9780190641528

664 pages
Paperback
7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $49.99

Modern Germany: A Global History is the first text of its kind to place the history of German-speaking Central Europe in a global perspective, from 1500 to the present.

Description

Modern Germany: A Global History places Germany in a global and transnational context, while offering a broad scope of chronological and thematic coverage. The authors present German-speaking lands in relation to the rest of the world, rather than as discrete entities, bringing global and transnational linkages and interdependencies into focus.

Features

  • Modern Germany: A Global History is the first text of its kind to place the history of German-speaking Central Europe in a global perspective, from 1500 to the present.
  • Presents the German-speaking lands in relation to the rest of the world, rather than as discrete entities, bringing global and transnational linkages and interdependencies into focus, including immigration, emigration, and commerce.
  • The text gives space to marginalized people and groups normally ignored in traditional narratives, problematizing and thematizing German identity and its transformation over time.
  • While Modern Germany is not a graduate level text or a historiographical survey, it nonetheless synthesizes both recent and classic scholarship, weaving in historiographical debates where appropriate. The result is an innovative approach and comprehensive framework compatible with a wide range of pedagogies and classroom teaching environments.
  • Richly illustrated with over 300 photos and 40 maps.
  • Timelines, key terms, and a Glossary provide additional learning support.
  • A testbank is available for adopters.

About the Author(s)

Dr. Eric Kurlander, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, Stetson University

Doug McGetchin
, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University.

Bernd-Stefan Grewe
, Professor of History, Director of the Institute of Didactics of History and Public History, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Table of Contents

    List of Maps
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    About the Authors

    Chapter One: A World in Flux: 1500-1648
    The Politics of Empire
    Charles V and Universal Monarchy
    Culture and Society in the Age of Exploration
    The Reformation
    The Social and Political Consequences of the Reformation
    Conclusion

    Chapter Two: Germans in the Age of Absolutism, 1648-1740
    Dynastic Politics, Trade, and Imperial Exchange
    Society, Popular Culture, and Belief
    Conclusion

    Chapter Three: German Empires and Enlightenments, 1740-1790
    Poets, Philosophers, and World Citizens
    Reforming State and Society
    War and Empire
    Conclusion

    Chapter Four: Revolution and Reform, 1789-1815
    The French Revolution in Germany
    The Impact of the Revolution on German States and Peoples, 1803-1815
    The End of the Holy Roman Empire and the Emerging German Nation, 1803-1815
    Conclusion

    Chapter Five: Between Reaction and Revolution, 1815-1848
    Society and Economy
    Culture and Politics in the Vormärz
    The Revolutions of 1848
    Conclusion

    Chapter Six: Toward Germany, 1848-1871
    Industry and Society
    German Culture Beyond Borders
    The Politics of Nationhood
    Conclusion

    Chapter Seven: Building Empire at Home and Abroad, 1871-1890
    Building Democracy
    Nation-Building and its Discontents
    Building Empire
    Conclusion

    Chapter Eight: Wilhelmine Germany and "World Policy," 1890-1914
    Democracy and Empire
    Progress and Anxiety: Economy, Society and Culture
    Empire and Colonial Policy
    Conclusion

    Chapter Nine: The First World War, 1914-1918
    The Origins and Course of the First World War
    Total War
    Wartime Politics and Revolution
    Conclusion

    Chapter Ten: The Weimar Republic, 1918-1933
    The Challenges of Democracy: Domestic Politics and Socioeconomic Crisis
    The Challenges of Modernity: Culture and Society in the Weimar Republic
    National Conflict and International Compromise, 1919-1933
    Conclusion

    Chapter Eleven: The Third Reich, 1933-1945
    Nazi Politics in a Global Context
    Society and Economy: A National Socialist Revolution?
    The Culture of Coercion and Consent 1933-1939
    Conclusion

    Chapter Twelve: The Second World War, 1939-1945
    Strange Victories, 1938-1941
    Nazi Empire Building, 1941-1943
    Collapse and End of the Second World War, 1943-1945
    Conclusion

    Chapter Thirteen: The Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing, 1941-1945
    Global Contexts: European Colonialism, Ethnic Cleansing, and Antisemitism, 1918-1938
    From "Jewish Question" to "Final Solution," 1933-1942
    Conclusion

    Chapter Fourteen: German Republics, 1945-1969
    Germans and the New Postwar Order, 1945-1949
    Culture, Economy, and Society in Two Germanies, 1949-1969
    Cold War Politics and Diplomacy, 1949-1969
    Conclusion

    Chapter Fifteen: Transcending Divisions, 1969-1991
    Politic and Diplomacy (Ostpolitik, Détente, and Disillusion)
    Economy, Culture, and Society in Two Germanies, 1969-1989
    The Fall of the Wall and Reunification Summer 1989-Summer 1991
    Conclusion

    Chapter Sixteen: Germany and the World, 1991-Present
    Multicultural Germany
    Politics and Economy
    Germany in the World
    Conclusion

    Glossary
    Credits
    Index